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5 Facts from This Year’s Statistical Member Report
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 19, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryMember Tips
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Every year, we conduct a survey of our member organizations to get a picture of the state of adult literacy instruction, including forms and methods of instruction, funding sources, and types of students. 


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4 Reasons Poetry Is a Great Tool for Adult ELLs
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 17, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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Poem in Your Pocket Day is a celebration of poetry’s influence on literacy and the self-expression of adults and children nationwide. Poetry is used as an instructional tool for learners of all ages. One setting in particular where teaching poetry can be both advantageous and a unique learning experience is in an ELL classroom.


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How Physician Assistant Students Have Helped Raise Funds for Health Literacy
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Each president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) has the honor of selecting a presidential charity during his or her tenure. Current NYSSPA president Mary Springston has selected ProLiteracy as the 2017 presidential charity. Springston is also a clinical associate professor and the director of the Le Moyne College Department of Physician Assistant Studies in Syracuse, New York.


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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 29, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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There is a significant connection between participation in adult basic skills programs and increased employment and income levels, high school equivalency and postsecondary education attainment, and civic participation. This return on investment, however, remains mostly unknown to policy makers, funders, and the general public.


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Misunderstood Prescription Labels Lead to 7,000 Deaths a Year
Posted by Michele Bellso on December 30, 2016 in categoryFacts & Research
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Misunderstood Prescription Labels Lead to 7,000 Deaths a Year

Low health literacy makes it nearly impossible for adults to fully manage their health care.


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