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App-to-Speed Learning Circles in Public Libraries
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This article is about how, through offering learning circles, libraries can help low-literate and immigrant community members quickly and effectively learn to use free or low-cost apps to improve their basic skills or, for immigrants, to improve their English language skills. At the end is a list of links to articles about learning circles in libraries, and to a study of library learning circles.

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A Student Story: From No English to Nursing School-Bound
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Dolma Tsering moved to the US three years ago from a small village in Tibet. She and her family moved here to open their now successful shop in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Himalayan Curry Café. She didn't know any English until she met her tutor.

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One Girl's Courage Leads Women to Equal Education Opportunities
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Women across the world are not always in a position to feel empowered, make life-changing decisions of their own, or take a stand for what they believe in. One woman, however, defied the Taliban, stood her ground, and fought for something that she deeply believed in.

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Celebrating Freedom of Information Day
Posted by Lara Pimentel on March 16, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Freedom of Information Day

Today, in honor of Freedom of Information Day, we want to take a moment to recognize how ProLiteracy and our partners are working to make sure that information is accessible to everyone, including adult learners.

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Measuring Trends in Adult Literacy
Posted by Michele Diecuch on March 15, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips


Every year, ProLiteracy conducts a survey of our 1,000 member organizations in all 50 states to measure local programmatic activities. We ask a number of questions about services provided, student and instructor demographics, instructional methods, and funding sources to measure yearly trends in the field.

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