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Former NFL Player Finds Happiness by Giving Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 20, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy
Former NFL Player, Ryan Leaf, Finds Happiness by Giving Literacy

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, changes lives every day. Leaf entered the NFL as the No. 2 draft pick behind No. 1 Payton Manning 19 years ago. His rookie season with the San Diego Chargers was subpar, and he spent his NFL career bouncing around from one team to another. After just four years in the league, his career unraveled, leading to a downward spiral of events for him.

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New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants
Posted by Michele Diecuch on August 16, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants

The final regulations regarding “public charge” and immigration have been released by the Department of Homeland Security. These regulations stiffen the existing provisions regarding both income and the use of public services for prospective immigrants. While the existing regulations provide an understandable parameter for limiting immigration, the new regulations set much higher limits and will likely keep even existing legal immigrants from seeking any subsidized services.


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The CrowdED Learning Solution
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 14, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
The CrowdED Learning Solution

Finding high quality, free or open education resource teaching and learning resources on the Internet is a common challenge for adult basic skills (including ESOL/ESL) teachers. Finding high quality, free or open education resource teaching and learning resources on the Internet is a common challenge for adult basic skills (including ESOL/ESL) teachers.

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Showing Up for Immigrant Learners (and Each Other)
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on July 23, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
Showing Up for Immigrant Learners (and Each Other)

In her journal article, Showing Up for Immigrant Learners (and Each Other), Andy Nash dives into ways programs and classrooms can develop and demonstrate safe learning environments. Immigrants can feel intimidated and fearful and sometimes find it difficult to seek comfort in their education.


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3 Ways Literacy is a Building Block in Africa
3 Ways Literacy is a Building Block in Africa

Check out these three amazing literacy programs in Africa that work with their communities to empower both youth and adults to take charge of and change their lives.

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