Novembers Issue of The Literacy Tribune
Novembers issue of The Literacy Tribune has been canceled.
Adult Learner Registration Scholarships Now Available for the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy
Scholarships for adult learners who want to attend theUnited States Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL)are now available. The scholarships are made possible through funding from the Dollar General LiteracyFoundation.
Simple Steps to Improve Your Credit Score
By Kristina Bergner, Simplicity Bank
A good credit score has more benefits than you may think. Your credit score can decide if you get a loan with a low interest rate, a loan with a high interest rate, or no loan at all. Some companies even look at your credit score before they hire you for a job. Your credit score has more power than you may think. It is important to make sure you protect it, or repair it, if needed.
A Reason to Remember: International Literacy Day
By Cathay Reta, Senior Writer & Editor
It’s September. Summer vacations have ended. Children have returned to school. Families have settled into new routines at home . . . at least in the United States. There are still many countries in the world where children do not have a chance to learn to read and write. According to the Department for International Development, 57 million children around the world do not go to primary school; 60% of those children are girls. They do not have schools nearby, or their families need them to work, or they stay home to care for younger brothers and sisters. In some countries, girls are not allowed to attend school. Just ask Malala.
Six Years and Running!
With this issue, we enter our sixth year of publishing The Literacy Tribune, a publication of United Literacy. United Literacy is a not-for-profit organization which strives to bring literacy and technology together to better serve and support adult learners and local literacy organizations throughout the United States. United Literacy was established by Daniel Pedroza in 2007, as described in his own words:
A History Lesson
“I Have a Dream” Speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
By Cathay Reta, Senior Writer
On August 28 many people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the famous speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream.” It was fifty years ago, in 1963, that he gave his stirring speech at the March on Washington. It was part of the biggest civil rights demonstration in history. It was part of the “March for Jobs and Freedoms.” King’s speech was the high point of the event. It certainly is the most remembered.
By Daniel Pedroza, President & CEO of United Literacy
It’s nice to go to work when your computer runs just fine, and you get your work done. But then there are those days when your computer acts up and doesn’t want to even start. Those days are not nice. Time and time again it has happened to me. I rely on the computer a lot. I make my living running computers, and so when they go down, it’s not fun.