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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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Will Tax Reform Have a Negative Impact on Adult Literacy Programs?
Posted by Peter Waite on November 02, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The good news was that the first budget drafts showed no significant cuts to adult education or related programs of value to our field, such as Americorps. The disappointing news is that the ongoing discussions and refinement on the budget and tax reform has included no discussion about adult education or workforce development. 


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This Year’s Neighborhood Assist Literacy Contestants
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on August 22, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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State Farm asks individuals who wish to participate in the chance to win $25,000 to submit entries that fall under one of three broad areas: education, safety, and community development.


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Romance Writers Raise Over $1 Million for Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on August 08, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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The organization recently held its annual book-signing event, Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, in Orlando, Florida, where hundreds of romance authors met and signed books for fans.


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The Fork in the Road to Funding for Adult Basic Education
Posted by abeContentEditor on July 25, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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Both the House and Senate appropriation committees have been working on the overall federal budget allocations for fiscal year 2018. These are particularly important discussions, especially to the adult literacy field. The president’s proposed budget for FY18 contained a number of significant cuts to programs of vital importance to adult basic education and ProLiteracy members and students.

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