Top Stories in Literacy: December 19

23 Twitter Tools to help you Tweet like a pro
As Margaret Atwood reiterated last week, a presence on twitter is beneficial for your organization and for students. Here are some tips to help you start a twitter campaign.

Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience
The nature of knowledge is changing and, in this digital age, our definition of basic literacy urgently needs expanding. With an estimated 90% of UK jobs requiring some level of IT competency, the notion of digital literacy – those capabilities that equip an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society – is one that needs to be taken seriously by colleges and universities.

Florida law results in more denials of unemployment benefits
The House Republicans unveiled a proposal  (H.R. 3630) to dramatically scale back federal unemployment insurance. It included language that would deny unemployment insurance benefits to individuals who do not have a HS diploma or GED unless they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress in classes leading to one.

Study: Income, Not Race, May be the Biggest Predictor in Health Habits
We know that racial health disparities and differences exist, especially when it comes to weight, diet and exercise. Researchers from John Hopkins believe that income level better explains why these differences are so prevalent in the U.S.


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