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India’s First Literacy School for Grandmothers
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 23, 2017
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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made strides to improve female literacy. Until recently, the majority of educational programs focused on youth. Now, what is known as India’s first Grandmothers’ School is changing that and emphasizing the importance of a literate, older female generation.  


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Can you tell which celebrities earned their GED®?
Posted by Ben Davis on March 22, 2017
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Obtaining a GED certificate (Or equivalent credential) can open doors to opportunities. Having a high school diploma or an equivalency credential can help you Get a job and earn money, go to college or technical school, and stay on the straight and narrow.

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Earl Mills’ Poetry Expresses Ups and Downs of Learning to Read
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 21, 2017
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By age 45, Earl Mills was married with five children, owned his own home, and had worked for the same company for over 25 years. Although he had everything he could ask for, Mills faced a significant challenge every day—he could not read. For over 40 years, Mills’ wife was the only person who knew he could not read. He was able to keep the secret between them until he was asked to read a Bible passage one Sunday at church. After that, Mills found help, and he read his first book at age 48.


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What Writing Style Reflects Your Personality?
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 17, 2017
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Which Writing Style Will You Choose? Your writing style is not much different than the tone of your voice—it is how you express your message. Your writing style is conveyed by your choice of words and your use of imagery, symbolism, allusion, syntax, metaphor, diction, and other literary elements. 


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Remembering the Literacy Legend Who Learned to Read at 54
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 09, 2017
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Archie Willard, founder and first president of VALUEUSA, passed away February 25. He is remembered as a devoted and compassionate advocate of adult literacy and health literacy, and as an inspiration to adult learners everywhere. 



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