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How advocates can advance immigrant workforce issues at the state and local level


The National Skills Coalition is releasing a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders focuses on the fast-growing phenomenon of state Offices of New Americans and city Offices of Immigrant Affairs, and their intersection with public workforce and education agencies.


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Getting Loud for Literacy


We strongly encourage adult literacy and basic education programs across the globe, like New Haven Adult and Continuing Education, to raise their voices. There or more than 8 million adult learners out there who need you but may not know that you exist and that you can help. Stand out in the crowd and make some noise with a rally of your own.

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A Memorial Tribute to Aretha Franklin: Meeting the Need for RESPECT with Adult Basic Skills Education


Aretha Franklin, the high school dropout who went on to become the “Queen of Soul” with honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, wrote a song about her need for RESPECT. She sang out, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me.”

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Lighting Sparks for Adult Education This July 4th
Posted by Peter Waite on July 03, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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As we pass by the 4th of July, we are once again reminded of the critical importance of literacy as a vital foundation to our democracy. We are finally gaining some additional traction in awareness and support for literacy.

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The Prison Reform Bill is a Move in the Right Direction
Posted by Ben Davis on June 07, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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Recently, President Donald Trump signed a pardon for Alice Johnson after meeting with Kim Kardashian West to talk about prison reformKardashian West’s primary focus was to ask for clemency to be granted to Alice Johnson, who was sentenced to life without parole for a nonviolent drug conspiracy charge and money laundering. However, their talk also focused on prison sentence reform and rehabilitation programs, which would include education funding.

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