When we met Yamileth Lopez, she had already come a long way, both literally and figuratively. Yamileth was in her fourth year of college in Venezuela when a family tragedy brought her to the United States. Despite not knowing English, she worked hard for years running her late father’s convenience store to support her family. Her dreams of college and an accounting career were put on hold.… Read More The Sky Is the Limit
It’s Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, the one week in the year that celebrates the impact that adult education has on children and families. Adult educators are accustomed to feeling like they work in a forgotten branch of education. To many “education” is something that happens when you’re younger. Say “education” and many people… Read More Not a Branch, But the Root
Where are the children who can read? This question was asked in a Globe Op/Ed published 20 years ago. The answer, then as now, is, “Children who can read live with adults who can read.” National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is recognized each year in September to raise awareness about adult education, English language learning, and family literacy. Nationally, approximately 36 million adults have reading, math, and/or English language deficiencies.
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