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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention: Eliminate Barriers to Placement

Let’s talk about something that many programs have dealt with: when new volunteers sign up but don’t complete their training or take assignments.

October 11, 2023

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Proliteracy’s New Issue of Research Journal Includes Forum on Mental Health

Of note in the Winter 2023 issue, the Forum section focuses on mental health and adult learners.

February 1, 2023

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Adult Literacy Student with Her Eye on the Prize Earned GED After 8 Years

When Desire Barb first enrolled at Seeds of Literacy, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was reading just below an eighth-grade level.

January 31, 2023

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Tech Specialist’s Quick Actions Kept Students Connected

Just one week after shutting down in March 2020, East Hartford Adult & Continuing Education in East Hartford, Connecticut, was back up and running with live, remote instruction.

January 25, 2023

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Why the 5 Factors of News Literacy Matter

With the media landscape constantly evolving, and as it’s becoming easier for misinformation to be created and spread, news literacy is more important than ever.

January 23, 2023

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4 Apps That Empower Adult Learners

Educational apps have become more popular, instructing on topics from basic education and literacy to workplace readiness, financial literacy, and more. This is good news for the adult literacy field.

January 20, 2023

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Instructor Spotlight: Russell Joy, Literacy Mid-South

In the five years Russell Joy has volunteered at Literacy Mid-South, he's built a loyal following of students, many of whom have expressed that he’s the best English teacher they’ve ever had.

January 10, 2023

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