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Women’s Education and Economic Opportunity: The Role of Literacy (December 1, 2010)

December 2010
  • SPSI
When Dec 01, 2010
from 04:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Where Washington, DC
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Contact Phone 202-785-5100
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Sponsored by the National Coalition for Literacy and the Institute for Women's Policy Research, this forum will highlight the impact of literacy on low-income women. The event will be held in the historic Charles Sumner School, at the corner of 17th and M Streets, NW, one of the first schools for black students in the District of Columbia. 

"Women's Education and Economic Opportunity: The Role of Literacy" takes a broad view of literacy issues and will bring together expert researchers, practitioners, advocacy organizations, and policymakers from Congress and federal agencies to explore potential near-term policy developments, and suggest directions for future research, policy, and advocacy work. Panel discussions will focus on some of the key factors that influence literacy levels for low-income women, including:

- Postsecondary transition, persistence, and success;

- Economic equity, workforce development, poverty, and TANF; and,

- Minority women, immigrant integration, and language proficiency.

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