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Budget Update: Big News for Adult Literacy Programs
Posted by Peter Waite on February 09, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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Early this morning, Congress passed a budget extension that includes a two year agreement to raise the budget caps on both defense and non-defense spending. This bill was signed by the president and will now be the basis for the development of a final 2018 budget and will provide the budgetary blueprint for a 2019 federal budget.

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Trump says "let's invest in workforce development and job training."
Posted by Peter Waite on January 31, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent State of the Union address by President Trump contained several references to issues vital to adult literacy programs. For the first time in many years the speech specifically called out the importance of supporting “workforce development and job training.”

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Potential Implications of the Tax Reform Legislation
Posted by Peter Waite on November 28, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent proposed tax reform legislation may have some significant implications for education and social services in general.

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36 Million Reasons Why We Participate in #GIVINGTUESDAY


There are 36 million reasons—one for every adult in the U.S. that cannot read, write, or do math above a third-grade level—to join ProLiteracy this Giving Tuesday. Low literacy is a national crisis that affects each and every one of us in every facet of life, although not everyone realizes this.

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Adult Literacy's Role in the Skills Gap
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 15, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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There is a gap between what employers want or need their employees to be able to do, and the skills employees possess. Good, high-paying jobs are unfilled while American workers lack the skills to fill them. This keeps many workers in the dark and unable to enter or remain in the middle class. Their lack of advanced skills means they are constantly faced with low wages and the incapacity to accomplish financial stability. What can we do to close the gap?

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