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Celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week — Sept. 22–28, 2014

Posted on 09/19/2014

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Adult education is a key rung on the ladder of opportunity External link opens in new window or tab , and is critical to building a globally competitive workforce for the 21st century. Individuals with more education are more likely to get and keep jobs, lift themselves out of poverty, incur lower health care costs, increase their children's success in school, and be engaged citizens.

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, a campaign from the National Coalition for Literacy, External link opens in new window or tab is designed to increase public awareness of adult education and family literacy, and call attention to the need for services nationwide. This event is expected to draw the attention and support of Congress, federal agencies, elected state and local leaders, the media, and stakeholders across the spectrum, nationwide. It will highlight the importance of adult education, English language services, and family literacy to the economy and to the nation's well-being.

Joining this campaign are the American Library Association External link opens in new window or tab , which is designating the month of September as Library Card Sign-up Month, and the World Literacy Foundation, which celebrated International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, 2014.

Visit the National Coalition for Literacy External link opens in new window or tab website for more information, and connect with them via social media and sharing, coordinated through the Commission on Adult Basic Education External link opens in new window or tab.


Source: OVAE Connection External link opens in new window or tab, September 18, 2014

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