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Basic Education for adults including English, English as a Second Language, Basic Math, College Readiness, and Vocational Education
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'We Cannot Forget People Who Did Not Graduate From High School'

'We Cannot Forget People Who Did Not Graduate From High School' | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
A community college in New York City offers GED classes tailored to specific careers—with great results.
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Customized GED classes can get students to the next level.

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Adjunct professor challenges mid-semester dismissal from a community college | Inside Higher Ed

Adjunct professor challenges mid-semester dismissal from a community college | Inside Higher Ed | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Reshaping the College Transition: Early College Readiness Assessments and Transition Curricula in Four States

Reshaping the College Transition: Early College Readiness Assessments and Transition Curricula in Four States | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
CCRC conducts research on community colleges and contributes to the development of practice and policy to promote success for all higher education students.
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Crucial inforamtion.

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Study tracks impact of counseling on low-income students | Inside Higher Ed

Study tracks impact of counseling on low-income students | Inside Higher Ed | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Counseling matters and we have to fund it.

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Documents:- Skills Outlook

Documents:- Skills Outlook | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Survey of Adult Skills evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. Includes videos, blogs, multimedia, charts, graphs, etc.

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Community college completion strategies lack scale, report finds | Inside Higher Ed

Community college completion strategies lack scale, report finds | Inside Higher Ed | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Adult schools can offer some of these same courses to help adults prepare for community college.

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A Key to Getting More Low-Income Kids to Go to College: Better Advising

A Key to Getting More Low-Income Kids to Go to College: Better Advising | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
The National College Advising Corps is placing recent graduates in high-needs schools to help guide students through the application process.
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The same is true for adults. We need to provide better access to college advisement for adults who are returning.

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A way to produce more information about instructors' effectiveness (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

A way to produce more information about instructors' effectiveness (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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It would make sense for adult school to use same test as community college when teaching subjects offered on both campuses.

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Buffalo City Mission’s landmark GED program graduates its first success story | News | Metrowny.com

Buffalo City Mission’s landmark GED program graduates its first success story | News | Metrowny.com | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
BUFFALO - Last December, the Buffalo City Mission and Erie Community College rolled out an innovative program to provide GED training and pre-collegiate studies to residents of the...
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Good synergy exhibited in this article.

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Nebraska community college trying a new adult education approach | Inside Higher Ed

Nebraska community college trying a new adult education approach | Inside Higher Ed | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Interesting ideas to bring adult education to the heart of the community.

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Resistance greets pumped-up effort to streamline community college, CSU transfer | EdSource Today

Resistance greets pumped-up effort to streamline community college, CSU transfer | EdSource Today | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Adults need a clear pathway to a 4-year degree if they get a late start!

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Adult Education is Key to Reducing Economic Insecurity Facing 80% of U.S. Adults

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 -- ProLiteracy urges nation’s leaders to invest in adult literacy and basic education.
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Adult Education is a cost effective way to life people out of poverty. Investing in adult education is an investment in the state and the nation as a whole. Why wouldnt we wnat to do this?

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The Quick and the Ed » Could MOOCs Vet College-Ready Students?

The Quick and the Ed » Could MOOCs Vet College-Ready Students? | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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This talks about a program open to anyone to review math before even taking a college placement test.

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Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
What we as adults experienced in school, as educators and students, will bear little resemblance to what lies ahead. Here's a look at current trends, their
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This will all hit adult education as well.....

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ED Launches Engagement Process Following Report on U.S. Adults’ Skills | Office of Vocational and Adult Education

ED Launches Engagement Process Following Report on U.S. Adults’ Skills | Office of Vocational and Adult Education | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Adult education can play a key role in this area.

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Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and vocational education a priority in every high school”

Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and vocational education a priority in every high school” | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
Equipment World Magazine - Construction Equipment, News and Information (Indiana Gov.
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High schools need to partner with adult schools and community colleges to make this happen.

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Help Wanted 2012: Addressing the Skills Gap | Education and Workforce

Help Wanted 2012: Addressing the Skills Gap | Education and Workforce | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Important information for all those who do workforce development. i.e. all educators of all levels.

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California community colleges' cautious experiment with accelerated remediation | Inside Higher Ed

California community colleges' cautious experiment with accelerated remediation | Inside Higher Ed | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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This has bearing for adult education math as well.

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Apprenticeships ensure that young people in Switzerland are employable

Apprenticeships ensure that young people in Switzerland are employable | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
Imagine a teenager advising a hedge fund client or running a retail phone store.
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Very impressive and well-organized system.

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Who's Going to (and Graduating From) College, in 7 Charts

Who's Going to (and Graduating From) College, in 7 Charts | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
A look at enrollment and completion rates by race, gender, and household income
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So the rest of the people (those not going to college) still need to go somewhere and getg training so they can earn a good living.  Adult education can provide this. But, we must provide for adult education.

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GED, ROI, and Other News

GED, ROI, and Other News | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Third article in this issue highlights a Bridge program in New York that helps GED students transition to community college.

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ACT: Third of high school grads not college ready

ACT: Third of high school grads not college ready | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a third of this year's high school graduates who took the ACT tests are not prepared for college-level writing, biology, algebra or social science classes, according to data the testing company released Wednesday.
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These people with high school diplomas that are not college ready are in need of Bridge Programs to provide that additional layer of readiness before they enter the higher-education platform.  Adult schools can provide this if they are reognized as the appropriate place for these courses.

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Designing Meaningful Developmental Reform

Designing Meaningful Developmental Reform | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
CCRC conducts research on community colleges and contributes to the development of practice and policy to promote success for all higher education students.
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Adult education in California will have a role to play in developmental reform once the state decides how it is going to proceed in this important area.

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Jobs for the Future Newswire Summer 2013

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Good articles about the changes to high school and how it afects future success in college.

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New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential | Inside Higher Ed

New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential | Inside Higher Ed | Adult Education in Transition | Scoop.it
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Wondering if we should offer these tests at the adult shool.....

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