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Shining a Light on Virginia’s Adult Literacy Crisis

Virginia Issues and Answers (, a public policy journal published by Virginia Tech, has just released its summer issue, focusing on literacy.

The feature story, Virginia’s Not-So-Hidden Secret: The Adult Literacy Crisis, was written by Resource Center staff members Victoire Gerkens Sanborn and Hillary Major. The article highlights national and state statistics which reveal that more than 2 million adults in Virginia struggle with basic or below basic literacy skills.

To download the article and find information you can share with your local legislators, community leaders, funders, potential funders, and colleagues, click here or go to:

We encourage you to download the full article to distribute to your community leaders.