Thursday, July 20, 2006

Gazette Gives Literacy Alliance A Big Thumbs-Up

From The Gazette Editorial Page:
To the Rock County Literacy Alliance. The new alliance was 18 months in the
making. The original idea of a group for Hispanic organizers evolved into a
focus on adult literacy education. Seven organizations are members: Blackhawk
Technical College, Wisconsin Literacy, Arrowhead Library System, Janesville
Literacy Council, YWCA of Rock County, Stateline Literacy Council and Hedberg
Public Library. Hedberg has new multimedia language learning software. BTC has
opened a computer lab at the Rock County Job Center, which offers child care to
tutors and students. If the alliance can help area residents improve their
English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, it will help people
function better in society and on the job. Benefits will range from helping
parents communicate better with their children's teachers to helping adults earn
General Education Degrees to get better jobs.

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