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Literacy Changes Lives: When Life Grew Difficult, She Didn’t Give Up
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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The stories of adult learners are very inspirational as they overcome heartbreak, embarrassment, and hardship to reach their goals and create a life they thought only existed in their dreams.


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Adult Literacy's Role in the Skills Gap
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 15, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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There is a gap between what employers want or need their employees to be able to do, and the skills employees possess. Good, high-paying jobs are unfilled while American workers lack the skills to fill them. This keeps many workers in the dark and unable to enter or remain in the middle class. Their lack of advanced skills means they are constantly faced with low wages and the incapacity to accomplish financial stability. What can we do to close the gap?

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How to Get Started with Blended Learning

Blended learning is the integration of online learning with face-to-face learning. This article will discuss the first steps to getting started with blended learning as well as provide links to resources that will help you improve your use of blended learning, including a free, downloadable guide that more fully explores blended learning for adult basic skills educators and links to free, open education resources for the online component of blended learning.


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A Look Back at 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on October 31, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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The 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy was our most successful one yet! Check out all of the conference highlights, surprise giveaways, and more!


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Member Spotlight: Literacy Partners of New York City


ProLiteracy directly supports our members’ programs and initiatives that have helped millions of adults gain the vital literacy skills they need. For this week’s ProLiteracy member spotlight, we want to talk about Literacy Partners and their unique approaches to parent education and fundraising.


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