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Life Skills Students Gain Understanding of Critical Adulthood Strategies in New Edition of Best-Selling Series

"Steps to Independent Living," newly published by Walch Education, is the third edition of the best-selling series. It helps life skills students navigate the sometimes-challenging tasks of adulthood, from using money wisely to finding and setting up a home and staying healthy. The series includes 6 titles and a Teacher Guide, and is available through

Portland, ME, February 20, 2009 --( Walch Education, a leading publisher of educational materials, has announced the publication of the third edition of Steps to Independent Living. The 7-book series was developed for students in life skills programs. Books may be ordered at

The completely updated and redesigned Steps to Independent Living covers critical aspects of living on one’s own in the world, from using money and protecting oneself to setting up a living space and staying healthy. Titles in the series include:

How to Use Money Wisely
How to Look Out for Yourself
How to Get Well When You’re Sick or Hurt
How to Stay Healthy
How to Set Up a Home
How to Take Care of Your Home
Teacher Guide

Each book is written in a manageable reading level, explaining essential tasks and responsibilities. Activities, illustrations, self-tests and comprehension checks are provided throughout the texts, giving students opportunities to gauge their progress.

“Although Steps to Independent Living is targeted for grades 8-12, it is relevant for a much broader audience,” notes Walch’s Director of Education, Susan Graham. “The series has been very popular through the years with adult education classes, too, where students need help in learning how to navigate the essentials of adulthood. Now, with this new edition, a new audience of students can get the facts and strategies they need – at a reading level that works for them.”

About Walch Education
Walch Education extends and enhances learning with flexible solutions for middle school, high school, and beyond, addressing national and state standards. Founded more than 80 years ago, Walch Education’s accessible and affordable products are developed by experts and an in-house educational team, in partnership with leading schools and districts nationwide.

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