Author Archives: Heidi Silver-Pacuilla

Host a Roundtable about How Skills Matter in Your Community

On November 20, OVAE launched an engagement process that will result in a National Action Plan for improving the skills of low-skilled adults, a part of the Department’s response to the U.S. performance on the PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills. … Continue reading

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Addressing College Costs for Adult Ed Transition Students

What financial aid is available to adult education students transitioning to college and training? Several recent Ed.gov blogs on student loans and federal initiatives, including OVAE’s Adult College Completion Toolkit, are providing guidance. This was also the question posed to … Continue reading

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Immigrant Integration Project: Call for Applications

UPDATE: Preliminary applications are due December 20! Here is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the process and eligibility criteria. The preliminary application process for the Networks for Integrating New Americans project has begun! This is a national … Continue reading

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Join Kick-Off Session of the National Engagement Process to Improve the Skills of Low-Skilled Adults

Join as OVAE launches an engagement process to develop a national action plan to improve the skills of low-skilled adults. This event, held tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20, from 9:00am-11:30am ET, will be live streamed and virtual participation is encouraged. The … Continue reading

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What’s New At LINCS?

LINCS will be hosting discussions and trainings in the coming weeks on health literacy, the potential of badges, and how to get the most out of the Community. Join in! LINCS Discussion Series: Health Literacy in the ABE Classroom Health … Continue reading

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Join the Release of OECD’s Report, “Time for the U.S. to Reskill?”

Join the Center for American Progress on November 12, 2013 when the OECD will release the new report, “Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says”. At the event, Andreas Schleicher of the OECD’s Directorate on … Continue reading

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Learning Around the World

OVAE is excited to be part of the first alumni conference for international graduates of the Community College Initiative (CCI) program on August 28. CCI is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural … Continue reading

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DOL Resource: Skimming for Skills

If you want to find information on skills and educational attainment, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration’s guide to the relevant sources will allow you to shed light on labor or skill shortages, skill mismatches, and skill … Continue reading

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Discussion on Connected Teaching and Personalized Learning Happening This Week

OVAE just released Connected Teaching and Personalized Learning: Implications of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) for Adult Education, a report that addresses the five areas of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan produced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office … Continue reading

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The Skills and Trajectories of Developmental Ed Learners

What do we know about successful developmental education students and programs? A recent special issue of Community College Review provides provocative perspectives and enhances the research base in this area. Listen to a podcast of the special issue in which the co-editors … Continue reading

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