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Adult Education and Literacy Week Celebrated

By Brittany Patterson
By bpatterson@wbbjtv.com

This week marks the first National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, and Crockett County Adult Education leaders found a way to highlight it.

A ceremony Wednesday morning at the Crockett County Higher Education Center featured state and local officials, recognizing the importance of educational needs among adults.

The program enables families to further their education by helping them develop basic learning skills and assisting them in maintaining and achieving employment.

Organizers say adult education helps with the stability of local counties, the state of Tennessee and the nation as a whole.

"If we don't compete on a national level, we won't be able to bring up our educational level, and we will not be able to compete on an international level," said Rebekah White-Williams, Director of the Crockett County Adult Education Program.

She added that furthering adult education can also help children do better in school.
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