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Newly proposed immigration "public charge" rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 18, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Newly proposed immigration 'public charge' rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses

Under this new "public charge" rule, immigration officials could deny green cards or visa changes for individuals who get any of a number of public benefits or are deemed likely to receive benefits in the future.

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The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 07, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryMember Tips
The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census provides everyday information that will help library staff address potential patron and community questions regarding the upcoming 2020 Census.

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Q&A with Adult Literacy App CEO Vinod Lobo
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on May 16, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Q&A with Adult Literacy App CEO Vinod Lobo


We want to share a behind-the-scenes look at one of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE apps, Learning Upgrade. Learning Upgrade was one of the grand prize winners of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition. Below is a Q&A with Vinod Lobo, the CEO of Learning Upgrade.

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Legislative Update: Proposed Increases for Adult Education
Proposed Increases for Adult Education

Last week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee budget proposal, which includes adult education, was released. It calls for an $11.7 billion overall increase, including a 6 percent increase for the Department of Education. TODAY, the House Appropriations Committee will meet to consider FY2020 allocations for the 12 government funding bills, including a mark-up of the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee bill.

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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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