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US Department of Education Releases Adult College Completion Tool Kit
New Report: Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
GED Testing Service Releases Assessment Guide
Preparing for the New GED Test: What to Consider Before 2014
Florida Department of Education: State Plan for Adult Education and Family Literacy 2012-2013
RW Johnson Foundation Releases Report on State and County Health Rankings
2013-2014 Adult Education Curriculum Frameworks
Raising the GED Bar Stirs Concern for Students – NY Times
OECD Releases Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Study
“American Adults Below Average on Global Test”- Associated Press
Teacher’s Guide to the 2014 GED® Test
Preparing for Storms in Florida - FLC’s New Easy to Read Literacy Resource
FLDOE Released Revised Technical Assistance Paper for Adult ESOL Programs
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Passed by Congress
Wells Fargo and FLC are Proud to Announce the Florida Financial Literacy Initiative
IPDAE Launches New Website
County Health Rankings Released - RW Johnson Foundation
Parents and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012
FLC and LINCS Release Staying Healthy for Beginners
Barbara Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday – X Prize Competition Announced
New Release: Reentry Educational Framework and Toolkit from OCTAE
Passing Score Lowered on GED Exam
Walgreens and the Department of Health and Human Services Partner to Bring Free Flu Vaccines to the Uninsured
Free Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2015
GED Testing Service partners with Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell and Winn-Dixie to offer Employees Free GED Program
New Release: Career Pathways Toolkit: A Guide for System Development
Shifting Gears: Building Career Pathways for Adult Learners-Progress Report
OCTAE launches LINCS Learner Center
New Release: Blended Learning for the Adult Education Classroom
New Release - Understanding the Role of Literacy in Public Health (UK)
ProLiteracy Releases 2014-15 Annual Statistical Report of Literacy Programs
New Release – Going Places, 2016 Essay Book by Florida’s Adult Learners
Governor Scott Recognizes September as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month
Volunteer Florida Announces Volunteer Generation Fund Grant Opportunity
Webinar: Roles and Goals for Adult Learners - March 30th
Everyone Loves a Good Mystery Story Contest E-Book Now Available
Florida Blue Foundation Awards 3 Year Grant to Support FL Health Literacy Initiative
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Provides Free Tax Preparation Services
Free webinar - The Fine Art of Feedback: Helping Adult ESOL Learners Edit and Revise their Writing
Walgreens and the Department of Health and Human Services Partner to Bring Free Flu Vaccines to the Uninsured
Webinar - Essay Writing; Helping Adult Learners Become Stronger Writers
FLDOE Seeks Reviewers For Adult Education Grants
New Release: Moving Forward, the 2017 Adult Learner Essay Book
Facilitated Online Tutor Training Course June 14 – July 5. Sign up here!
Grant Application Now Available for 2017 Financial Literacy Initiative
Teacher/Tutor Symposiums – Sign up today!
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications
2017 Florida Health Literacy Grant Application – Deadline Extended - March 24
Virtual Tutoring Webinar – March 23
Facilitated Online Tutor Training Course Starts March 10. Sign Up Today!
14th Annual Literacy Leadership Institute – Sign Up Here
Florida Literacy Award Nominations Extended - March 6
2017 Adult Learner Essay Book: Call for Submissions
Adult Learner Mystery Writing Contest – Deadline October 31
Volunteers for Adult Literacy in Florida Offer $500 Grant for New Volunteer Literacy Programs
Florida Invites Public Comment on Proposed WIOA Unified Plan
USCIS Accepting Applications for Citizenship Grant Program
Free Webinar: Building a New Financial Literacy Program - June 9th 1:00pm
Grant Applications Now Available for 2016 Florida Financial Literacy Initiative
FLDOE Announces Florida’s Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (FICAPS) Funding Opportunity
Win Southwest Tickets to Support your Program. Deadline: October 18th, 2016
Facilitated Online Tutor Training Course Starts on June 9th – Sign Up Today!
Webinar – Putting the Mystery into Reading and Writing! Sept. 12th
Free Webinar – Teaching Reading in the Adult ESOL Classroom. June 16, 1:00 pm
2016 Florida Literacy Conference Registration Now Open
Webinar: Building or Revamping Your Financial Literacy Program - Register Here
Download Hear Me - The 2015 Essay Book by Florida's Adult Learners
Train the Tutor Trainer Course – Register Today!
Calling all Teachers and Tutors! Upcoming Training Symposiums
Free Online Tutor Training Courses - June 2016
Hotel Cutoff Date is April 11 – Make your Reservations Today
See the Full Conference Session List Here!
Conference Travel Assistance Application Now Available
Call for 2016 Florida Literacy Award Nominations - Deadline Extended
Register Now for the English Forward Workshop: November 13 and 14 in Orlando
GEDTS offers practice tests for $1 through October 31, 2015
Florida State Parks Celebrate Literacy Month
Governor Scott Recognizes September as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month
Announcing the 2015 Southwest Airlines Ticket Contest
Register Today for FLC’s New Online Tutor Training Course Introduction Webinar
Call for Presenters Deadline Extended – January 21st
Free Webinar: The ESOL Writing Process: Engaging Learners Through Evidence-Based Learning
Call for Essays: 2016 Adult Learner Essay Book, Now Accepting Submissions
Free Webinar: The Importance of Being Banked
13th Annual Literacy Leadership Institute – Register Today!
Join us for a Free Workshop on Staying Healthy and Staying Healthy for Beginners – June 8th!
ABE and ESOL Online Tutor Training Courses Begin June 29
English and Civics Education Workshop - June 26 and 29
2015 Florida Health Literacy Grant Application - Now Available!
Save the Date: 2015 Florida Literacy Conference, April 29-May 1
WEBINAR - A Writing Toolbox: the “Write” stuff for ESOL Learners – Jan 14, 2015
Calling All Teachers and Tutors! Upcoming Training Symposiums
Facilitated Online Tutor Training Begins March 2. Register Today!
Webinar – Exploring Hands on Banking: A Free Financial Literacy Curriculum from Wells Fargo - February 24, 2015
2015 Health Literacy Summit - March 27, 2015
Click here to see the Final Program for the 2015 Literacy Conference!
Webinar – Write to the point: Writing Skills for ESOL and ABE Learners that Lead to College and Career Readiness – April, 15 2015
Register for the Florida Literacy Conference Adult Learner Day
Apply for Your Organization to Win Southwest Airlines Tickets
Online Tutor Training – September 8 – September 28, 2014
Online Tutor Training - June 2 - June 22, 2014
Winter 2014 E-Newsletter Now Available
2013 Adult Learner Essay Book - Believing That You Can
Spring 2013 e_Newsletter Now Online
Ideas and Resources to Use with English Language Learners Workshop - January 11, 2014
Call for Essays - 2014 Florida Adult Learner Essay Book
FLC Presents Social Media Month Webinars
Webinar - Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace - November 12
Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Conference!
2014 Conference Exhibitor and Sponsorship Packet
Sign Up for a Free Webinar on Strategies for Multi-level Classrooms!
Early Bird Conference Registration Extended to March 17!
FLC Announces Health Literacy Lesson Plan Contest- Deadline March 17
Join Us! 2014 Florida Literacy Conference - May 7-9 - Hilton Daytona Beach
2014 Florida Literacy Conference Program Now Available
FLDOE Grant Opportunity - Adult General Education and English Literacy/Civics Grants
Deadline Extended for the 2014 State Literacy Awards Nominations!
2014 Florida Health Literacy Grant Application- Now Available
Dollar General Announces Adult and Family Literacy Grants
Sign up for the annual Literacy Leadership Institute!
Literacy Ambassador Workshop - March 14-15, 2014
Now Accepting Proposals for the 2014 Conference
The Need for Financial Literacy Webinar on August 30
Sign Up for the next Online Tutor Training Course Offered Sept 9-29
The 4th Annual Leonard Doak Health Literacy Innovator Award- Now Accepting Applications
Win Two Tickets on Southwest Airlines to Support Your Literacy Program – Deadline Extended to October 1
Wonderlic webinars on the 2014 GED®Test
Governor Scott Recognizes Sept as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month
Webinar on Reading and Writing Strategies for English Language Learners offered June 21
Effective & Efficient Instruction: Helping Students Become Independent Learners, June 28
Grant Opportunity - 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Florida Health Literacy Summit, July 26, 2013
Making a Difference – Annual Statistical Report of Fl Community-Based Literacy Programs
Obama Administration Announces $500 Million in Community College Grants to Expand Job Training Through Local Employer Partnerships
Florida Literacy Coalition Launches Career Pathways Volunteer Training Course
Federal Judge Rules Against Fraudulent Websites Offering Fake GED Credentials
Why Family Literacy Matters: Impact on America's Next Generation - Jeb Bush
Brookings Report: Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America
Governor Scott Issues Proclamation Recognizing Sept. as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month
New Study: Sinking or Swimming: Findings from a Survey of State Adult Education Tuition and Financing Policies
Government Efficiency Task Force Recommends More Vocational and Literacy Skills Training in Florida Prisons
USCIS and the Smithsonian Institution Launch Website to Help Students Prepare for Citizenship Exam
New Report: Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research
FLC Announces Annual Florida Literacy Award Winners
New Report Describes Characteristics of the Nation's Foreign-born Population
The Economic & Social Cost of Illiteracy – Report of the World Literacy Foundation
Spring 2012 e-Newsletter Now Online
2012 County Health Rankings Highlight Healthiest, Least Healthy Counties
Adult Education Programs at Daytona State College Hit Hard by Fees
Florida Welcomes Rod Duckworth as New Chancellor of the Division of Career and Adult Education
Spring 2012 Florida Literacy Newsletter #131
Senator Webb Introduces Adult Education and Economic Growth Act of 2012
Florida Graduation Rates Decline Under New Federal Rules
Report Finds More Older Americans Seeking Literacy/Basic Ed Programs
Proposal Emerges to Create Adult Charter Schools in Florida
2012 - 2013 Florida Request for Applications Announced; Adult General Education, English Literacy/Civics and Corrections
Grant Opportunity for Refugee Microenterprise Development Projects
Free Workshops about Best Practices in Adult Education in Career Pathways
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity
Tentative Conference Concurrent Sessions for the 2012 Florida Literacy Conference are Now Posted
FLC announces the State Awards Banquet Speaker
More Savings- Register 10 Conference Attendees and Get 1 Additional Free Attendee
FLC Announces Closing Luncheon Keynote: Sarah Entine
Keynote Speaker Mawi Asgedom Presents Guidance Counselors as Heroes - All Guidance Counselors are Welcome!
Adult Learner Day Registration FULL
FLC Receives National Award for Health Literacy Initiative
FLC Releases Health Literacy Video
ProLiteracy Launches National Stand for Literacy Campaign
National Career Pathways Network Features Florida Programs
"Welcome New ESOL Student" Handouts Available Online
Promoting Learner Engagement When Working With Adult English Language Learners
ETA Announces Links for State and Local Employment Projections
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Receives Outstanding Business Partner Award for Contribution to Literacy
Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Center Launches Website
Policy Paper:  The Return on Investment (ROI) from Adult Education and Training
New ESOL Assessment Tool from Scotland
Florida District Workforce Education Funding Allocations Announced
Heart Failure Tied to Health Literacy
New Survey of State Adult Education Directors on Implementation of Certificate Programs
Centers for Disease Control Launches Health Literacy Webpage
Beyond Basic Skills: State Strategies to Connect Low-Skilled Students to an Employer-Valued Postsecondary Education
New Report: Sound Investments: Building Immigrants' Skills to Fuel Economic Growth
Summary of OPPAGA Reports Examining Workforce Education Programs and Legislative Options
New Research: Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy
New Study - Repeat GED Tests Examinees: Who Persists and Who Passes?
Learn to Read Jacksonville Closes its Doors
“Fantastic, Fabulous, and Free Web Resources”:
Recorded Web Cast
Fast Track Reading System Offered by VALF
Reflections: A Collection of Essays by Florida ’s Adult Learners Now Online
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications
Tutorial Released - Health Literacy: New Field, New Opportunities
Just Released: Raising Children In A New Country: An Illustrated Handbook And Accompanying Toolkit
Volunteer USA Announces Scholoarship Awards During Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
U.S. House Designates Oct. 18-23 as Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp Celebrates Literacy Month at State Park Event
Governor Crist recognizes September as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month
Spanish Becomes Primary Language Spoken In Miami
Adult Learner Essay Book, "Opening A New World " NOW ONLINE!!!
Volunteer Literacy Offers Grants: Deadline is April 7th -
Apply Now
National Center for Family Literacy Grant: Now Accepting Applications
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grants Now Accepting Applications
Charles Evans Book Fund Offers Material Grants
Big Read Offers Support for Community Reading Projects
Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Award – Now Accepting Nominations
Study Shows Startling Decline In How Much And How Well Americans Are Reading
Report: State's Immigrants Need Help With English
Free Basic Tutor Training Workshop in Calhoun County
Free Online Tutor In-service on Learning Disabilities Full
FLC Releases 2007 Data And Statistics Reference Guide
Free ESOL Tutor Training in August
Volunteer Opportunities at DePorres P.L.A.C.E.
New Survey Shows Low Health Literacy Costs Economy Billions
"Following Doctor's Orders Isn't Hard, If You Can Read"
  New York Times 07/25/07
New CAAL ESL Report Released
As Changes Loom, More Immigrants Seek U.S. Citizenship
Adult Learner Essay Book, "Living Your Dreams" NOW ONLINE!!!
Governor Crist and Commissioner Blomberg Recognize September As Florida Adult And Family Literacy Month
Gov. Crist and Florida Cabinet Present Resolution Recognizing Sept 8th As International Literacy Day In Florida: press release
Lt. Governor Kottkamp Announces Ready To Work Credential Program
NAAL Comprehensive Literacy Report Released: Literacy in Everyday Life
ProLiteracy Waiting List Resources Now on the Web

ProLiteracy Trainer Certification Update and Steps to Certification

At 2-Year Colleges, Students Eager but Unready

Supporting Adult English Language Learners' Transitions to Postsecondary Education- a New Brief from CAELA

Results from the Health Literacy component of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) Were Released
National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) Study Released
Grant Opportunity from Bank of America: Neighborhood Excellence Initiative

Launch of National Commission on Adult Literacy Announced

Webcast on Adults with Basic and Below Basic Literacy Levels: Findings form NAAL and Implications for Practice
Southern Regional Education Board Study Finds Investing Adult Education Is Key to State Prosperity
Most Florida Youths Skip College and Cannot Fill Jobs of Boomers, a Study Warns
Florida DOE Releases Grant Applications
2007-08 Funding Opportunity Drive-In Workshop Announcement
Grant Opportunity from NCFL
Governor Bush Recognizes September as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month
Role of Corporate Giving in Support of Adult Literacy 
ESOL Exit Tests Available
ProLiteracy Trainer Certification Update and Steps to Certification




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