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How Voxy is Improving the English Skills of the Incarcerated

There was a time when those incarcerated at D.C. Central Detention Facility said they occupied their days with activities that weren’t the most productive. EdSurge, a leading education news organization, recently published an article describing how a DC jail is turning its inmates into students through initiatives that include a Voxy-powered program. Armed with computer tablets to help with studying, inmates now have a fighting chance to pass exams such as the GED, take online college courses, and improve their English. The jail’s education program is a prime example of blended learning as college professors also teach in-person, for-credit classes inside the jail. 

“I’ve never seen an administration, a staff, an agency so supportive of programming for its incarcerated residents. I think they’re a model of what corrections officials around the country should be,” says Marc M. Howard, director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative at Georgetown University. 

For English as a Second Language (ESL) students, they have the opportunity to learn practical English from Voxy’s career-aligned courses. EdSurge reports on the people, ideas, and technologies that shape the future of learning and does a remarkable job illuminating a program advancing career skills for inmates. We invite you to read this article in its entirety.