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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 29, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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There is a significant connection between participation in adult basic skills programs and increased employment and income levels, high school equivalency and postsecondary education attainment, and civic participation. This return on investment, however, remains mostly unknown to policy makers, funders, and the general public.


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White House Releases 2018 Draft Budget
Posted by Peter Waite on March 27, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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The recent release of the White House Budget Blueprint for fiscal year 2018 has a number of proposed budget reductions and program eliminations that will result in a significant reduction in resources for many local programs and their students.


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ProLiteracy’s Response to Executive Order Limiting Immigration
Posted by Kevin Morgan on February 03, 2017 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacy
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ProLiteracy’s Response to Executive Action on Immigration

Recent changes implemented as a result of President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration and travel from some countries have begun to adversely impact adult literacy students and programs throughout the nation.


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Here are Betsy DeVos’ Answers to Sen. Murray’s Questions on Adult Education
Posted by Ben Davis on February 02, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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During her confirmation hearing for education secretary, Betsy DeVos was asked about adult education. Here are the questions and her answers: 


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ProLiteracy’s Vice President’s Thoughts on the Changes at the Department of Education
Posted by Peter Waite on February 01, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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As I head to Washington, D.C., for a series of meetings with a number of congressional representatives and staff, I think it is important to underscore the significant changes we are expecting in the federal education landscape.


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