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TASC Online Interactive Demo Released

TASC test takers can now experience new technology-enhanced item types by using an interactive demo. The demo offers practice items just like those examinees will find on the new D, E, and F TASC test forms. Designed to familiarize students with technology-enhanced items, this new demo will provide examinees with a simulated online test taking experience.

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USCIS Grant Is Available Now

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a competitive grant opportunity for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The program will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by May 15. For more information, visit



Computer Skills for TASC Testing Online

CTB McGraw-Hill presents "TASC Testing Online: It's Easier Than You Think," a self-guided online presentation that introduces the basic computer skills necessary to take TASC test online.

Topics discussed in this presentation include:  skills using the mouse, standard navigation skills, keyboarding skills and word-processing skills.


WIOA Becomes Law

President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. The Act goes into effect July 1, 2015, and contains new provisions for Adult Education as part of a comprehensive national employment/education/training strategy. The Departments of Labor, Education, and HHS are working together to help providers implement the interrelated titles of WIOA.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a bipartisan, bicameral bill that amends and reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) through fiscal year 2020.

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LVR Celebrates 50th Anniversary Luncheon

LVR LuncheonOn a perfect Spring Afternoon 160 people came together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester.

Ruth J. Colvin, who is 97 years old and the Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America shared some stories and inspired the audience….but that’s NOT all.  She met and greeted tutors and students, spent time with County Executive Maggie Brooks and posed for pictures!  This tiny lady was a power house and we were pleased to present the inaugural Ruth J. Colvin Founders award to her, as well as to Church Women United, and Rose-Marie Klipstein who shared her own 40+ years of history with an enraptured audience.

Bernard Brown, a current LVR student shared his moving story and thanked LVR for helping him and delivered his remarks to a standing ovation. In addition to the County Executive, Senator Joseph Robach, Assemblyman Harry Bronson and representatives from Assemblyman Gannt’s office brought proclamations and citations on behalf of NYS to honor Literacy Volunteers. 

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