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A Memorial Tribute to Aretha Franklin: Meeting the Need for RESPECT with Adult Basic Skills Education


Aretha Franklin, the high school dropout who went on to become the “Queen of Soul” with honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, wrote a song about her need for RESPECT. She sang out, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me.”

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23 Years of Adult Education Materials


ProLiteracy just completed its 23rd successful year of the National Book Fund®.

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Lives of Students and Tutors Are Transformed
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 02, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Blue Ridge Literacy Council is dedicated to transforming lives through improved literacy and English communication skills for adult learners across Hendersonville, North Carolina. One of the program’s tutors, Dawn, shared an inspirational story about her bond with her student, Michelle.

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Adult Basic Education Is the Key to Future U.S. Economic Growth
Posted by Kevin Morgan on July 18, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryCEO Desk
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The latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates the U.S. unemployment rate has recently fallen to 4%. Most economists agree that full employment or the natural rate of unemployment is between 4.1% and 4.7%.


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Federal Judge says Literacy is NOT a Right
Posted by Peter Waite on July 09, 2018 in categoryAdvocacy
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The recent court ruling in Detroit that literacy is not a basic human right has stirred considerable interest and debate throughout the nation. It is particularly fitting that this discussion has happened as the nation celebrated the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 242 years ago.

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