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PrisonEducation.com - Home

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PrisonEducation.com is the world's premier source on prison education, correctional education, and inmate education news, information, and research.
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Why Prisoner Education Is Key to Reducing Crime

Why Prisoner Education Is Key to Reducing Crime | Correctional education | Scoop.it
Educating an inmate reduces their odds of recidivism by 43 percent.
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Cyber schools flunk, but tax money keeps flowing - Education News

Cyber schools flunk, but tax money keeps flowing - Education News | Correctional education | Scoop.it
Taxpayers send nearly $2 billion a year to cyber schools that let students from kindergarten through 12th grade receive a free public education entirely online. The schools, many managed by...
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I wish we had this data for Texas too.  I hope our legislators understand this when trying to take teachers out of the educational process.

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Dyslexia, Adult Literacy, and the GED

Dyslexia, Adult Literacy, and the GED | Correctional education | Scoop.it

If you're an adult over the age of 40 who has dyslexia, chance are you were never formally identified while you were in school. There are many good reasons to get a GED:

 

- higher income

- higher job security

- more likely to be full-time employed

- able to pursue a college or other advanced degree

  In one study, women with a GED were likely to earn over 94% more over their lifetime than those without. There are many free and low-cost options for tutoring and training to take the GED. In addition, some test takers may be eligible to have accommodations for the test like an audiotape of the test questions. Many community colleges have low cost or free GED test prep classes, also Pro-Literacy is one of the largest volunteer organizations helping adults with reading and prep for the GED. Literacy Linkshttp://www.lislelibrary.org/LLDliteracysites.htmhttp://adulted.about.com/od/gettingyourged/Get_Your_GED.htmhttp://www.waybuilder.net/free-ed/ged/connections/Math.asphttp://proliteracy.org/  How a GED helps: http://www.icphusa.org/PDF/reports/ICPH_PolicyBrief_HowaGEDIsaRealAdvantage.pdf
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Adult Basic Literacy Resources

Here's some adult basic literacy resources that we'll be sharing with the tutors and students at the Tacoma Area Literacy Council.

Most adults over the age of 40 were never formally identified as having dyslexia, which may have complicated their education and work advancement. These adults are eligible for resources and accommodations in education and the workplace. If they are applying for a GED, they may be eligible for an audiotape of the test.

The link for adult basic literacy providers lists low cost or free resources to help with formal identification of an LD. Many community colleges will test students believed to have an LD. Hope this helps!

 

Pdf file of Adult Basic Literacy Resources

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Adult Education Research: Where’s the Money?

Adult Education Research:  Where’s the Money? | Correctional education | Scoop.it

Interestingly, major American foundations have contributed millions of dollars to innovative delivery platforms such as Coursera and Udacity. As a result, millions have enrolled in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), with an average class size of about 50,000. Yet, according to a recent study by Katy Jordon, less than 10 percent of learners complete current MOOC courses, and the majority of completion rates are in the two to eight percent range. Does this sound like effective adult education? No higher education institution would be able to attract applicants if it posted attrition rates of 92 to 98 percent.


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Are MOOCs draining the foundation grant money pool leaving us without significant new research on adult learning?


How can we call a course with 98% attrition effective?

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Report: Prison Education Programs Could Save Money

Report: Prison Education Programs Could Save Money | Correctional education | Scoop.it
Inmates in education programs are less likely to return to prison and more likely to find a job.
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PrisonEducation.com - Prison Education News - Windham School District: A Leader in Correctional Education 

PrisonEducation.com - Prison Education News - Windham School District: A Leader in Correctional Education  | Correctional education | Scoop.it
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Texas is a big state. And within this big state with a big heart is the Windha...
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A Job Can Help Stop Prison's Revolving Door - Huffington Post

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A Job Can Help Stop Prison's Revolving Door
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There is no question that stable employment is a powerful crime-fighting tool, helping individuals rebuild their lives and avoid returning to jail or prison.
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New GED Coming in 2014 - Harder and More Expensive

New GED Coming in 2014 - Harder and More Expensive | Correctional education | Scoop.it

"The test long used to demonstrate high school equivalency is getting an overhaul. Many educators agree it's time for an update, but the new GRE will be much more expensive and administered only on computers."

 

Many experts are recommending taking the GED now before the changes in 2014. The New GED will be 3x the price, require computer-based testing, and be more demanding in the areas of math. The new GED is also being revamped to include Common Core standards.

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Shadows Of An Unfinished Education

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Shirley Ashley flips through a folder of certificates she's received in her adult education class. She points to the words, but can't read what they say.
"I know that's 'Shirley Ashley,'" she says.
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In prison, education is a route to self-respect

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After 14 years teaching philosophy in prison, Alan Smith explains why he has called it a day.

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