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ProLiteracy Statistical Report from 2012-2013

A new survey of ProLiteracy adult literacy and basic education member organizations finds that federal funding for these programs continues to shrink—falling 1 percentage point over last year and falling 10 percentage points since 2006.

Additionally, ProLiteracy programs show a general trend of receiving less public funding overall. In 2011-12, 38 percent of programs received federal and/or state funding; that figure has fallen to 31 percent in 2012-13.

March Adult Learner Book Club Selection

The March book club selection is Call Me Francis Tucket. This second book in a popular series by Gary Paulsen (a favorite author of Literacy book club!) is another action-packed Western  with galloping horses and one friendly old mule. There are also shooting rifles, heroes, scoundrels, some lost children,  (maybe a few wolves here and there) and prairie ethics.  Gary Paulsen is a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.

Top Secret Workshop for Adult Learners

 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 5th, 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. (come and go as you please!)
WHERE: Literacy Office Meeting Room, 2901 S. Harvard Ave.
WHY: Enjoy tasty snacks and good conversation as we make a special gift for your tutor.
 
TUTORS: Please encourage your adult learner to attend this “TOP SECRET” gathering. You’ll be glad you did!
 
Questions? Please call the literacy office at 918-549-7400.
 

Don’t Hold Them Back!

Parents of children with special needs and people who work in education may be interested in the following upcoming event:

 

Want to be a published writer?

Interested in seeing your writing in print? The Change Agent, a newspaper published twice a year for adult learners and educators, is seeking articles for its next edition on food. From their Call For Articles:

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