From Jillian Eugenios (partner Maddy Hartman)
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Millions in funding, but adult literacy in NYC still lags
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- Though there was a peak in 2010, annual allocations to adult literacy programs since then have been reduced by over $6.5 million. That represents a loss of close to 7,000 classroom seats.
- New York State recently replaced the GED with the new TASC, which aligns more with Common Core. That switch means that adult students now need to adapt to the new test, but without increased support they will fall even more behind.
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List of NYC adult literacy programs, by location – https://data.cityofnewyork.
us/Education/DYCD-after- school-programs-NDA-Adult- Literacy-Prog/ia9u-k3t3
- NYC adult education student statistics – http://www.lacnyc.org/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/nyc-Region-Adult-Education-Student-Statistics-2013-v2.pdf
New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy
LaGuardia Community College – Center for Immigrant Education and Training
Turning Point, a community-based organization located in Sunset Park and Red Hook that serves all of Brooklyn