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Trump’s Budget Proposal Calls for Deep Cuts to Education
Posted by Michele Bellso on May 25, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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We advocate against these deep cuts that will hurt adult literacy programs and their learners and families. President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes dramatic cuts to adult education funding and the complete elimination of many federal programs that support adult literacy, workforce development, and human services.


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Students ‘Find’ Learning Fun on Scavenger Hunts
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on May 24, 2017 in categoryMember Tips
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Are you looking for something a little different and extra fun to do with your adult literacy students today? In celebration of National Scavenger Hunt Day, we want to provide you with a simple, enjoyable, and educational scavenger hunt idea for your adult learners. 


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Further Budget Cuts to Adult Education Hurt Everyone
Posted by Peter Waite on May 18, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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We have seen an early preview of the president’s proposed education budget for fiscal year 18. The formal budget will be out on May 24, but this preview gives us a hint of what we will see at that time.


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Member Spotlight: Ozark Literacy Council Little Free Library Project

 

Every month, we like to share the spotlight with one of our member programs to show how they are supporting their community and improving adult literacy rates. This month’s Member Spotlight is on the Ozark Literacy Council and its effort to spread literacy across Northwest Arkansas while raising money for its program.


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Student Stories: From Under Employed to Restaurant Manager
Posted by Ben Davis on May 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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Flor, who read at a second-grade level, was working in a low-wage job in a packing house and was unable to help her struggling daughter in school. After seeking out literacy help at Literacy Services of Indian River County she was able to get a job as a restaurant manager and—most importantly—was able to help her daughter earn advanced placement in her middle school classes.


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