Hamline University

09/24/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/25/2017 12:23

ATLAS Awarded by National Coalition for Literacy

Hamline's Adult Basic Education Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) housed in the School of Education, was selected as one of four 2017 Literacy Leadership awardees by the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL). ATLAS was selected for its innovative, practitioner-centered program that provides professional development that trains national leaders in the field of adult education.

The NCL Literacy Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary national contributions to improving adult literacy and English language learning in the United States. Past award recipients include Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. This year, the NCL will also recognize Congresswoman Rosa Delauro, Dr. Stephen Reder, and Dr. Sharon Darling.

Funded by the Minnesota Department of Education, ATLAS brings together Hamline University faculty and staff expertise in adult and ESL teacher education to provide best practice resources and professional development for adult basic education (ABE) teachers, staff, and administrators across the state.

ATLAS Program Director Patsy Egan and ATLAS Operations Manager Marisa Squadrito Geisler will accept the award on behalf of ATLAS and Hamline University at the October 4 awards ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.