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.

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Remembering David Baker of Illinois

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

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In the TESOL Spotlight: Adult English Language Learners

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

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Recap of Twitter Town Hall at COABE

Check out @NCLAdvocacy on Twitter for the Question and Answer period of the Twitter Town Hall with Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier and Division of Adult Education and Literacy Director Cheryl Keenan. Below are two hot topics discussed: PIAAC: Q: What … Continue reading

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Not Just One, But Many Lessons

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

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Join an #AdultEd Twitter Town Hall with OVAE Leaders

Join a Twitter Town Hall, sponsored by the National Coalition for Literacy, Tuesday, March 26 from 9:15-10:30 am EST, with Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier and Division of Adult Education and Literacy Director Cheryl Keenan. The event is hosted at the Commission on … Continue reading

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We Need to Stop Meeting and Have a (CTE) Movement!

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

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Everyone On! Campaign for Digital Literacy

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

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Assistant Secretary Visits Kentucky Community College

“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

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2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Awarded Today

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

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