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Monthly Archives: March 2013
Invitation to Participate in the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiative Extended to April 30!
The U.S. Department of Education has extended the deadline until April 30, 2013, for postsecondary educational institutions to express interest in participating in one or more of the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) experiments currently in process.
OVAE is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of David Baker of the Illinois Community College Board. David is remembered as a critical member of the outstanding Illinois adult education system which has leveraged strategic investments to improve access and … Continue reading
The adult English language learner population is the largest sub-population of adult education students, accounting for over 40% of students in the federally-funded adult education system are in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. With the announcement of the … Continue reading
Parents can start teaching children as young as two about money, and there is no age cutoff. So says the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability (PACFC) in their final report released last week. The report provides recommendations to improve … Continue reading
When the Harvard Graduate School of Education released its February 2011 report, Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century, lead authors Dr. Ronald Ferguson and Dr. William (Bill) Symonds had no idea about … Continue reading
OVAE joins other federal partners in promoting digital literacy and broadband access through the Connect2Compete Ad Council campaign, Everyone On!, which launched on March 21. OVAE recognizes that for learners to be prepared for further education and 21st century jobs, … Continue reading
“Partnerships between community colleges, labor, employers, career and technical education and adult education systems are critical to making it easier for students to transition seamlessly along a career pathway,” said OVAE’s Assistant Secretary, Brenda Dann-Messier, after traveling to Kentucky last … Continue reading
Earlier today, the Aspen Institute announced that Walla Walla Community College in Washington State and Santa Barbara City College in California are the co-winners of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Kingsborough Community College in New York and Lake … Continue reading