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Adult Literacy group to show film in Middlesex

To bring attention to American Education Week (November 11-17), Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula Inc. will show the film “The Pride of Jesse Hallam” at the Deltaville Library on Tuesday, November 13, at 6 p.m., and in the community room at Port Town, Urbanna on Thursday, November 15, at 1 p.m. 

The film tells the struggle that a father has when he moves his family to Ohio to provide his daughter with needed surgery.  The father (Johnny Cash) finally has to realize the reason he is having trouble finding a job is because he can’t read.  Adult Literacy uses the same materials shown in the film to teach beginning reading skills.  The materials will be on display after the film.

The lack of reading proficiency is a problem today for many adults, about 25% of the adult population, nationwide.  Middlesex County adult residents have two organizations that provide free services for adults who want to improve their educational levels.  Adult Literacy meets with students on Fridays at the Deltaville Library who want to improve basic reading and math skills, prepare for GED tests or learn English as a Second Language (ESL).  Adult Literacy provides services on a one-to-one basis by trained tutors.  To begin adult studies, call 804-210-9169 to make an appointment.

For those people who are considering a GED or who have to retest to qualify for the certificate, it is important to remember that the current GED series is going to end December 2013 and that a new GED series will begin in 2014.  If the current tests are not completed and a GED earned by 2013, those scores will become invalid. 

Beginning in 2014, the GED test will become computer based and carry a price tag far more than the current $58.  If you have started and not completed the requirements for the GED, now is the time to complete the studies.  Remember to call Adult Literacy to continue your educational plans.

posted 10.31.2012

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