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2011-03-23 15:27:00

CHICAGO, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when "non-traditional" students are a growing presence on college campuses, Thomas F. Gibbons, the dean of Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, has been elected to lead a national higher education group on adult education. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70478) The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), a Washington-based organization that represents public...

2010-07-12 07:30:00

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation joined today to launch a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to provide high school dropouts with access to information that will get them started on the road to a GED Diploma. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/45023/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/MM30760 )...

2010-03-03 10:55:00

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute® (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, announces the addition of interactive Flash-based courses to its online continuing medical education (CME) program, e-Learn(TM). e-Learn's catalog of over 100 patient safety and risk management courses for healthcare professionals is accredited by the Accreditation Council for...

2009-09-08 14:47:00

Expanding facility will provide training for health careers and other adult educational programs to residents in the Highbridge area of the Bronx BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC) will officially open the newest addition to the non-profit agency on September 10, 2009 at 10 A.M., with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility. Located at 1438 Ogden Ave., over 9,000 feet of space on the ground floor of this recently...

2009-08-17 10:30:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill today announced that TABE CLAS-E(TM), the Company's English language proficiency assessment for adult learners, has been approved by the Florida Department of Education. This approval is the latest in CTB/McGraw-Hill's continued partnership with Florida Adult Educators through the TABE(R) (Tests of Adult Basic Education) family, now meeting the needs of adult ESL students with TABE CLAS-E (TABE Complete Language Assessment System -...

2009-02-11 07:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is proud to announce it has awarded the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) a three-year grant for the establishment of a statewide health literacy initiative. The goal of the grant is to create a new emphasis on health literacy throughout Florida and provide health-education resources for local adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and family literacy programs. (Logo:...

2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Jennifer Toomer-Cook Deseret News Ana Mayorga's work on an assembly line spanned 19 years, two hand surgeries, the birth of four children and their growth into teenagers. It ended last May in a layoff. The tightening job market pushed the 40-year-old Salt Lake woman to the schoolhouse -- where classrooms are getting crowded. The economic downturn is bringing an upturn in the number of adults coming back to school to earn high school diplomas. Many seek better footing as the...

2008-08-26 18:00:41

AS THE new school year looms nearer, thousands of parents around the country will be sharing their children's concerns - about new subjects, the school bully and that old faithful, homework. In fact, homework is a huge worry for many parents, with almost a third admitting they're completely out of their depth when it comes to helping their children with maths problems. More than 17 per cent of mothers and 10 per cent of fathers said they had little or no confidence in helping their...

2008-08-26 09:01:08

By Madelyn Pennino When Robin Hopkins walked across the stage at McCaskey High School to receive her GED in June, she didn't see any of her family members in the audience. Instead Hopkins, who has macular degeneration, was able to make out only the brightly colored glow sticks her children and grandchildren were waving wildly. It was a day the 48-year-old said she had always dreamed of but never thought she could achieve. Now that Hopkins as earned a GED, her once wobbly confidence...

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 As more than 14,000 Roanoke County students head back to school today, some of their parents may be getting ready to go back to the classroom, too. Roanoke County's 2-year-old adult education program, which more than doubled in size in its first year, could well see another jump in enrollment when the fall classes resume Sept. 9. About 134 people took classes preparing them for a GED test, and 158 took classes to help them learn...


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