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State of Georgia Prioritizes Adult Literacy

Wed, Dec 13th 2017 11:00 am

The latest state to make our list is Georgia, who formed a commission to increase adult literacy.


The Georgia Literacy Commission (GLC) was formed after a Deloitte study revealed the potential crisis looming for Georgia's businesses that are struggling to identify an educated and literate workforce for jobs now and in the future. As a result, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, and Literacy For All partnered to create the GLC.

​Business leaders, education experts and a variety of stakeholders convened statewide hearings during summer 2017 to address the state's trajectory in improving low literacy for Georgia's adults and children. (GLC website)


In November, the GLC issued recommendations which include looking for private investment to create adult literacy programs, recruiting and training volunteers, partnering with housing authorities to offer wraparound services and expanding access to health care.


According to their spokesperson, the commission’s work has just begun. The group will continue to meet and work on solutions well into 2018 and beyond. Stay tuned for more…and let’s see which state will be the next to tackle this critical issue???


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