Monthly Archives: December 2014

Illiteracy in the District of Columbia & What You Can Do About It

A coalition of adult education providers and advocates claim that high rates of illiteracy among DCPS parents not only has a negative impact on the city’s education reform efforts but also on the city’s ability to produce a well-qualified workforce … Continue reading

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DC Appleseed Report Calls for New Adult Literacy Strategy

Cross-posted from DC Appleseed To reduce unemployment and narrow the gap between rich and poor, the District must help more residents build the basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills required by D.C.’s economy, according to a new report released today … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Budget Shortchanges Under-Educated DC Adults … and Their Kids

Cross-posted from Poverty & Policy Written by Kathryn Baer “We have jobs and we have people,” says DC Appleseed’s Deputy Director. “But the education people have doesn’t fit the jobs available.” The real problem, however, as she goes on to … Continue reading

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