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Landmark Report Released on Adult Literacy in D.C.

April 4, 2014

The Community Foundation’s Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative is excited to announce the release of a landmark report by grantee DC Appleseed on the state of Adult Literacy services in the District of Columbia. The report, the first of its kind, urges District leaders to increase their investments in building the skills of more than 60,000 District adults who cannot read or do math at a basic level. The report makes a compelling case for boosting support for adult literacy given the large investments the District currently makes in job training programming, much of which requires eight grade reading and math skills, and education reform given the critical need for parents to play an active role in their child’s education. The report, highlighted today on WAMU, can be found here.

 

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