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A Two-Pronged Approach to Health Literacy


Today, National Health Literacy Month is observed annually in October to remind all of us about the importance of being able to read and comprehend information about our health and to better communicate with health providers.

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How advocates can advance immigrant workforce issues at the state and local level


The National Skills Coalition is releasing a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders focuses on the fast-growing phenomenon of state Offices of New Americans and city Offices of Immigrant Affairs, and their intersection with public workforce and education agencies.


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Why Jobs Are Not the Only Solution to Poverty


Most of the time in America, when a person sees another wrapped up in a blanket on the side of the road collecting every penny he or she can, that person wonders how he or she failed. In France, for example, the observer of the same situation wonders how the state failed him or her. The belief is that people living in poverty should work, because “they don’t,” and clock in as many hours as humanly possible since the pay for the jobs available to them is generally pretty low. But the fact is that millions of Americans work with little hope of finding job security and comfort.

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Educating Mothers to Increase Family Literacy


Adult literacy educators have long known about the importance of educating mothers or mothers-to-be for the educational development of children.

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Getting Loud for Literacy


We strongly encourage adult literacy and basic education programs across the globe, like New Haven Adult and Continuing Education, to raise their voices. There or more than 8 million adult learners out there who need you but may not know that you exist and that you can help. Stand out in the crowd and make some noise with a rally of your own.

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