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Policy brief brings national attention to family literacy

A new policy brief out of Penn State’s Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy has identified a critical need for family literacy programs across the United States and calls for increased funding of these programs nationwide.

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Pennsylvania Center for the Book receives Library of Congress renewal

The Library of Congress recently renewed its agreement with the Pennsylvania Center for the Book for a sixth three-year term, extending the partnership through 2018. The center works closely with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy to develop online family literacy curriculum.

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Study Shows that Many Pa. College Students Are Nontraditional

Study Shows that Many Pa. College Students Are Nontraditional

A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges educators, researchers, and policy makers to recalibrate their understanding of who college students are.

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Penn State Researchers Receive Grant to Study Adult Literacy Skills in US

Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.

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Retired Attorney Pursues Aspirations in Family Literacy with Certificate Through World Campus

Retired Attorney Pursues Aspirations in Family Literacy with Certificate Through World Campus

After 20 years as a publishing lawyer, Janette Payne of Long Island, N.Y., is now pursuing her long-standing interest in literacy and adult basic education.

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