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What It Means to Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

By Jennifer Vecchiarelli In November 2018, Kara Krawiec became the first ever ProLiteracy Hero. Kara is an adult literacy tutor at Seeds of Literacy in Cleveland, Ohio, an organization that provides personalized education to empower adults to succeed in their communities. There are over 250 tutors like Kara who currently
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How to Step Back from Your Smartphone

Our smartphones are pretty amazing tools. We can use them to help manage our money, check our health, and keep us connected to news, videos, and the Internet anywhere we go. But could they be too much of a good thing? Maybe you’ve been “phubbed”–phone snubbed–by a friend or family
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“My Happy Place”: Rose Copley’s GED Journey

By Billy Hallal, Digital Literacy Coordinator I don’t remember exactly when I first met Rose Copley. That’s how much of a fixture she was in the Seeds West classroom when, a year and a half ago, I started working there. At some point I just realized that she was a
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Literary Leisure: The Story of Summer Reading in America

Summer reading season is in full swing, and it’s impossible to visit a bookstore or open an entertainment periodical without being inundated with recommendations on sizzling seasonal reads. Kids do it, adults do it. At no other time of year is reading so universally championed. How did summer become our
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One Giant Leap : Part 2

Read One Giant Leap : Part 1 » The designers of the rocket used to go to the moon had to change their plans often.  The lead designer, Wernher Van Braun, originally wanted to build a rocket called the “Nova” with eight giant engines (the eventual rocket we used, the
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One Giant Leap : Part 1

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” Wernher Von Braun   In October of 1957, a small metal ball named Sputnik changed the world.  With its launch, the gauntlet was thrown down and the Space Race had begun.  For the next decade, the US and
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Seeds Students: Writing from the Heart

Students come to Seeds most often for their High School Equivalency, but sometimes, they find a new passion along the way. For many of them, it’s creative writing. That’s certainly the case for the six Seeds students whose work was just published in Women’s Perspectives, a national journal of creative
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