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DOLLAR GENERAL CONTRIBUTES $50,000 TO MOBILE LEARNING FUND TO SCALE ADULT EDUCATION ACCESS DURING COVID-19
Posted on August 11, 2020
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently contributed $50,000 to ProLiteracy’s Mobile Learning Fund, which provides adult education programs and their students with digital instructional materials to help adults learn to read or acquire English language skills. The Mobile Learning Fund will continue to build capacity among adult literacy programs during COVID-19 by providing financial assistance to acquire Learning Upgrade licenses, an Adult Literacy XPRIZE winning app proven to teach basic reading, math, English, high school equivalency preparation and digital literacy skills faster than traditional methods.

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103-YEAR-OLD LITERACY PIONEER, RUTH COLVIN, RELEASES NEW MEMOIR
Posted on July 29, 2020
Ruth Colvin, a 103-year-old literacy pioneer, has released her new memoir, My Travels Through Life, Love, and Literacy. In her twelfth published book, Colvin shares stories about her life and her journey, over 100 years in the making.

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ProLiteracy Releases Series of Adult Education Research Briefs
Posted on June 16, 2020
Written by seasoned scholars who have demonstrated expertise on specific topics, ProLiteracy Research Briefs were developed to help adult literacy practitioners understand ideas that have emerged from research. They will also help researchers identify research needs by pointing to gaps in knowledge as part of an effort to provide adult educators with relevant research to inform their work. The five research topics addressed in briefs include student recruitment and participation; integrated technology; contextualized instruction; outcome measures; and student persistence.

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ProLiteracy Launches New International Organizational Membership
Posted on June 04, 2020
ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the United States, announces the launch of the new International Organizational Membership program. This membership program will offer materials and resources that will aid in instruction for adult education internationally.

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ProLiteracy Announces New Resource to Help the 28 Million Low-Literate Women in the Arab World Learn to Read
Posted on May 21, 2020
ProLiteracy, which has more than 1,000 member organizations in the U.S., and 30 partners in 25 countries worldwide, is excited to announce that it has translated and digitized Laubach Way to Reading into the Arabic language. Laubach Way to Reading is a time-tested method that has taught millions of adults to read. It is based on Dr. Frank Laubach’s years of research teaching adults.

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