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App-to-Speed Learning Circles for ABE Learners
App-to-Speed Learning Circles for ABE Learners

Learning circles have shown to help adults on literacy program waiting lists or to supplement or intensify their learning progress. By offering learning circles, adult ABE programs can help low-literate native English speakers to quickly learn and effectively use free- or low-cost apps to improve their reading and writing skills. In addition to low-literate adults needing to acquire reading, writing, and numeracy skills, use of computers, tablets, or smart phones as part of regular instruction is becoming increasingly important.

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Learner Journey: From the Darkest Time of Her Life to Airline Captain

Courtney Schoch in adult literacy

Although her profession is being a pilot, Courtney’s passion is her nonprofit. Through Runucate, she raises awareness and funds for organizations that fight illiteracy, by running marathons all over the world. There are a lot of incredible words to describe Captain Courtney Schoch — pilot, marathon runner, mom, wife, non-profit founder, world traveler, TEFL instructor, philanthropist. But it wasn’t always that way.

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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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New Government Regulations and Special Provisions
Posted by Peter Waite on April 22, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
New Government Regulations and Provisions

Recently we have seen a number of new proposed government regulations and new requirements associated with a wide range of federally supported programs. Many of these new regulations are helpful and intended to make these programs more effective and efficient.

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