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AIR Releases New Video

Posted on 09/11/2012

The American Institutes for Research (AIR)(www) partnered with independent filmmaker Jeff Krulik to create the "The Adult Learner Story," a video about adult students' educational struggles and triumphs. The video focuses on students at the Academy of Hope and the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, two schools with adult education programs in Washington, D.C.

According to the latest National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS), 42 million Americans are functionally illiterate, meaning they do not meet a minimum standard of literacy. Of this group, only 2.1 million are served by the national adult education program. AIR provides adult education research and technical assistance in accountability, professional development, and teacher effectiveness. AIR currently works with such partners as the U.S. Office of Vocational and Adult Education in these efforts.

This video was released during the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Sept. 10-16, 2012.