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Nigeria Comes Face to Face with a HUGE Literacy Crisis


Drug abuse, malpractice, cultism, communal clashes, terrorism, and various criminal acts such as armed robbery, human trafficking, kidnapping, and juvenile delinquency, are all on the rise in Nigeria. And the country’s minister of education, Adamu Adamu, correlates this state of affairs with illiteracy.

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4 Cold Hard Facts About Health Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on January 30, 2018 in categoryFacts & Research
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Only 12 percent of adults in the United States have a high level of health literacy, according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. In other words, nearly nine out of 10 adults lack the skills needed to fully manage their health care and prevent disease. These adults are more likely to report their health as poor, and are more likely to lack health insurance.

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Inmates Lose Access to Donated Books in the Northeast


Inmates in a number of New York and New Jersey prisons no longer can receive donated books in the mail from family members and community groups. Instead, they now have to pay for a narrowed down selection of books provided by six state-approved vendors. Additionally, this narrowed down selection hardly includes educational materials that previously helped inmates further themselves academically, socially, and psychologically.

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7 Unseen Problems Low-Literate Adults Experience When They Hide Their Secret
Posted by Ben Davis on January 12, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the Field
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It may be a surprise to you that every American has most likely interacted in one way or another with an adult who has little to no literacy skills. The fact is that there are 36 million adults in the United States who can’t read above a third-grade level. That means the likelihood of meeting someone who struggles to read is truly staggering.


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The Future of America’s Workforce
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on January 04, 2018 in categoryFacts & Research
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It is becoming clear that there is a need for increased postsecondary education and technical skills training within the workforce.


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