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Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 30, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties

Twice a month, we will highlight an excerpt from a research article published in the current issue of the journal. This week, we are featuring the article Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties and the Origins of These Perspectives, by Elaine Chapman and Janet McHardy.

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Learn to Read Jacksonville Celebrates 50 Years of Success
Learn to Read Jacksonville Celebrates 50 Years of Success

The balloons and bows decorating the auditorium were a sign that this was a special occasion. For the students and volunteer tutors of Learn to Read Jacksonville attending the annual Celebration of Success, they knew part of it was a celebration of their accomplishments. But they also knew there was more to it than that. This year there was added cause for celebration as Learn to Read celebrated 50 years of improving adult literacy throughout Northeast Florida.

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4 Challenges ESL Learners Face
4 Challenges ESL Learners Face

Immigrants and refugees face a number of challenges while transitioning into their new lives. Their diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds pose obstacles for them to thrive.

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Student Story: Laubach, Literacy, and a Big Comfy Chair

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Judy Vest was born and raised in Virginia’s Montgomery County and has lived there her whole life.  She raised a daughter and took care of her home, but she was never able to learn to read.

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When Prisons Ban Books, They Ban Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 12, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


Without books, prison leaves very little room for a person to reach outside of their walls, tap into the world surrounding them, and simply live life. Books give prisoners the opportunity to develop their literacy skills and if to be released, build an educated foundation for the their new lives when they are released.

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