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She May Have Quit School But She Didn’t Quit Life


ProLiteracy's membership manager, Michelle Smith, had the opportunity to spend time getting to know the 2017 Dollar General Student of the Year, Ashlea Tedford, at this year's conference. This is Ashlea's adult literacy story.


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An Interview with an Adult Literacy Author Part 2
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on October 11, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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We interviewed one of NRP’s best-selling authors, Caren Van Slyke, to learn about her roots in education and what motivates her as an educator, publisher, and company founder

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An Interview with an Adult Literacy Author Part 1
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on October 10, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of New Readers Press, we interviewed one of its early authors, Martha (Marti) Lane, to learn about her roots in adult basic education and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and her work with the publishing division and its founders.

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Empowerment of Women Through Literacy


Magdalene Gathoni Motsi is a role model to women across Kenya. Her determination to succeed despite limited resources and family obligations kept her kept her goals to attain literacy on track.

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Inspired by Education
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on September 22, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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When we hear about adult learners who succeed in their efforts to gain basic literacy skills, we find joy in sharing their stories with you. Today we are sharing the stories of adult learners who were inspired by education to achieve new goals.

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