September marks the unofficial start of back-to-school season and some important dates that bring to attention the importance of literacy. The dates are important to recognize and the facts and figures behind the importance of adult literacy can help you tell the story to your friends, family, and local government.
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First Literacy is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $200,000 grant from a local charitable foundation. The grant will enable First Literacy to continue its impactful work making education accessible to adult learners.
On August 16 the Office of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu hosted the 2023 First Literacy Scholarship Ceremony at The Great Hall in Boston. The ceremony celebrated the 43 adult learners who were awarded First Literacy Scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year.
First Literacy is pleased to announce the appointment of three members to the board of directors: Karime Abdel-Hay, Rudy Bozas, and Amanda MacKenzie.
Summer in New England is a treat. The warmer weather often brings beach days, BBQs, and a break from the daily grind. For adult learners, summer may also mean a break from classes, which can be a good reset; but it can also create challenges and obstacles in the fall when it is time to return to the classroom.
As an Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher in Massachusetts, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest teaching techniques, technologies, and best practices in the field. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of professional development for ABE teachers and how to find the right opportunities for you.