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Semifinalists of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition to Be Featured at the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
Posted on July 28, 2017

The semifinalists for the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation will be featured at the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The competitors will have an opportunity to promote and present their innovative mobile applications to adult literacy professionals at an “Appy Hour” event on Friday, September 29, from 5–6 p.m. at the Radisson Blu Mall of America.


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Romance Writers of America Receives President’s Award for Support of Adult Literacy
Posted on June 26, 2017

Romance Writers of America Receives President’s Award for Support of Adult Literacy through ProLiteracy

At the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans, with the proceeds from book sales going to ProLiteracy and local literacy programs. Romance Writers of America has raised more than $1 million in total donations since 1990.

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ProLiteracy Launches Nationwide Campaign to Protest President’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Adult Education
Posted on May 30, 2017

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal includes dramatic cuts to adult education funding and the complete elimination of many vital federal programs that support adult literacy, workforce development, and human services. The scope of the cuts to The Department of Education is significant, with an overall cut of $9 billion (13%), including a $95 million cut (16%) to Adult Education and Family Literacy state grants.


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ProLiteracy Survey Shows Adult Ed Funding Declining, While Student Waiting Lists Grow
Posted on May 16, 2017

36 million American adults function at low literacy levels and need the help of adult education programs that focus on their unique needs. Each year, ProLiteracy surveys its 1,000 member programs across the country. The data collected is used to measure the impact that program services have on adult literacy statistics, and to determine trends in the field.


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ProLiteracy Report Shows the Positive Return on Investment in Adult Literacy Programs
Posted on March 28, 2017

ProLiteracy announces the release of its new report, The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education.

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