Friday, February 15, 2013

Adult Literacy Caucus on Twitter

Adult Literacy Caucus on Twitter

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa ‏@USRepRHinojosa
I enjoyed speaking at an Adult Literacy Caucus meeting with @DrPhilRoe. It's great to see people working to raise awareness!

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa ‏@USRepRHinojosa
I posted 7 photos on Facebook in the album "Adult Literacy Caucus"

GED Testing Service ‏@GEDTesting
"The the best money you can spend is for adults to get their #GED credential" - @DrPhilRoe at #adulted caucus briefing #edu #literacy

Rep Hinojosa co-chair Adult Literacy Caucus welcomes audience PIC

A: Best practices include hiring specialists to work w/learners with special learning needs, family literacy, and others #adulted #litcaucus

Q: how do you reach non-English speakers who do not know how to read-write in their own language? #adulted #litcaucus

A: #Adulted system exists in 50 states. Cost would be to expand access to classes, hire and train teachers. #litcaucus

Rep. Hinojosa: #famlit helps children and adults gain literacy skills. #adulted #litcaucus

Room is packed! #adulted #litcaucus

Rep Roe: #adulted lifts not one person to read, but it lifts everyone around them. #litcaucus

Margie McHugh: how can an under-resourced system support an added 1 billion hours of instruction? #adulted #litcaucus

For the 38 million foreign-born immigrants and refugees, gaining proficiency in English is critical. #adulted #litcaucus

In 2010-2011, 839,399 people improved their English proficiency in adult education programs . #adulted #litcaucus

Even for adults w/a HS diploma, basic skills gaps have a detrimental & long-lasting impact on families & economic growth #adulted #litcaucus

Caucus briefing begins at 2 pm ET: Educating Immigrant Workers for a New Economy #adulted #litcaucus

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adult Literacy Caucus Briefing - Feb 13

Adult Literacy Caucus Briefing

February 13, 2013
122 Cannon House Office Building
2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Educating Immigrant Workers for a New Economy:
Immigrant Integration in the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

Open to all Members of Congress in the House and Senate, Congressional staff, and advocates, the briefing provides an opportunity to learn how adult education plays a key role in integrating immigrants into the U.S.

English language proficiency helps immigrant workers become self-sufficient and a viable part of the American economy, contributing to our recovering economy. In many places throughout the country, adult education programs serve as the de-facto immigrant integration system. Services such as English language instruction and civics are provided to over a million adult workers each year through the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

This briefing will examine what Congress can do to ensure these programs serve as a vital education partner in immigration reform efforts and explore promising programs in immigrant integration.

Margie McHugh, Co-Director,
   MPI National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy
Joanie Rethlake, State Director, Texas LEARNS
Jose Gonzalez, Director Adult Programs, SED Center, Washington DC

Offer to email or fax this Dear Colleague letter with the briefing details.

A current list of Caucus Members can be found here.

RSVP to: Laura Kline at