Category Archives: Adult Education

Adult Learners Share Stories of Personal Triumph

Cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Education blog. The inspiration for Alma Miller to obtain her GED started with a simple statement from her youngest son: “Mom I challenge you to finish your GED.” Attaining the GED would be no easy … Continue reading

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Join a Webcast from the Career Clusters Institute

Participate in the the live webcast on Applying Lessons Learned from Career Technical Education to Adult Career Pathways by tuning in online and submitting questions via social media. The event will be held tomorrow, June 11, 2013 from 8:45 – 9:45 AM CDT. On … Continue reading

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Join a Discussion on Standards in Adult Education

Join a week-long event on LINCS.ed.gov  to explore Kentucky’s Strategic Initiative to implement Common Core standards in adult education.  The event begins with a free webinar on Monday, June 24  from 2:00-3:00pm ET; click here to register. The webinar will be followed … Continue reading

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The Digital Insights of PIAAC

A packed room turned out at the Annual State Directors Meeting to learn more about the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the international survey of adult basic skills and competencies sponsored by the Organization for Economic … Continue reading

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The Key Shifts Behind College and Career Readiness Standards

Susan Pimentel has been involved with OVAE for the past decade assisting states with the establishment and implementation of standards-based education.  At the Annual State Directors Meeting (ASDM) on May 22, she presented an overview of the recently released College … Continue reading

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Promising Results of MDRC Evaluation of LaGuardia’s GED Bridge to College and Careers Programs

Since 2007, LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) has worked to redesign its approach to high school equivalency preparation by providing contextualized, career-focused GED bridge classes that integrate basic skills instruction with occupational content to prepare adult learners to pass the GED … Continue reading

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National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors: Leading Transformational Change

The first day of the 2013 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors largely focused on what is needed to achieve truly transformational change in adult education.  The case for transforming our adult education system was made clear during the … Continue reading

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This Thursday: TAACCCT Grant Applicants Online Panel Discussion

The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department and Education invite you to attend a live online panel discussion this Thursday, May 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This session will highlight important focus areas for the third … Continue reading

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Pre-solicitation for Improving Adult English Language Instruction

UPDATE: The PWS has been released. Proposals are due June 14, 2013. Questions are due May 21, 2013 noon EST. Please find all materials on the FedBizOpps site by searching for the solicitation number ED-VAE-13-R-0025. OVAE is seeking a company to … Continue reading

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Webinar Follow-Up: Correctional Ed Technology Resources

Last month OVAE hosted a webinar on emerging community college correctional and reentry education models and the many contributions community colleges can make to promote more effective reentry of incarcerated individuals.  During that event, Brian Walsh from Peninsula College in … Continue reading

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