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Literacy on the Line: Learning Upgrade in Language Magazine

Our CEO, Vinod Lobo, described how a California grant is giving adult English learners access to blended education programs on their smartphones in Language Magazine this week.


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“Recent data shows that adult ELLs engaging in a blended model of in-person and at-home, smartphone-based learning achieved significant gains in just ten weeks. This tells us that the blended approach works. Now, we have to scale it up. Up until three years ago, there was virtually no state funding for adult education programs, and federal funding was hard to come by. In 2015, California launched the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) to improve coordination and better serve the needs of adult learners across the region. The grant distributed $500 million of state funding to support adult education programs among 71 consortia that included community colleges, school districts, and other education providers.” Read More on Language Magazine