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Adult Education

How Adult Education Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Randy Trask | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Randy Trask

America won't be able to sustain its economic strength if 40 million citizens are unprepared to contribute or never know the pride of having a job that provides for them and their families.

No Adult Left Behind

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If the primary goal of school is "educate and prepare tomorrow's leaders," then teachers, school boards, policymakers, and others need to recognize the extent to which education has a new target audience: older adults.

The Art of Going Back to School (When You're...Older)

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure At the age of--well, never mind that--I have gone back to school....

Putting A New Twist On Date Night Was Harder Than I Thought

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Finding something new to do every month is not as easy as it sounds. Unless of course you're willing to hang from a wire with a trapeze harness wrapped around and between your legs.

From TEDGlobal 2012: 'Radical Openness': A Collective Responsibility to Drive the Next Learning Evolution

Laura Cococcia | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Laura Cococcia

TEDGlobal featured two presentations that challenged the traditional offline and online adult education models, sharing useful insights and results that apply to both personal and organizational learning environments.

College in My 40s: A Hard Road, But a Sweet Reward

Leandro Lampa | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Leandro Lampa

Before I left I promised my mom I would earn my degree eventually so she could hang it on her wall at home. Twenty years later I had a wife, two kids, and a good job working as a plant operator. The last thing on my mind was sitting in a classroom.

6 Ways To Take Charge Of Your Life In Retirement

Mel Walsh | Posted 08.23.2012 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

Though retirement is stereotyped as a geezer Garden of Eden furnished with recliners and a flat screen TV, it can be tough. You'd never know it, though, from the ads. You've seen them --beautiful Botoxed models with silver hair, riding bikes on a country lane or sitting in seaside bath tubs waiting for the moment to be right.

A Lesson in Adult Education

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

On March 13th, the Los Angeles Unified School District authorized a worst-case scenario budget that would eliminate education for adults unless other hoped-for means of balancing the budget are achieved.

No More 'Second Chances'?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Thousands of students and teachers at the nearly three dozen adult education and occupational centers in Los Angeles could be in for a very bitter Val...

"Adult Education Saved My Life": An Argument in Favor of Preserving Adult Education Programs in Los Angeles

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Adult school is the second chance so many kids need. And yet the district's superintendent has placed its entire budget on the chopping block. That makes no sense -- fiscally or educationally.

Where Have All The Women Gone in the Workforce?

The New York Times | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women

Workers are dropping out of the labor force in droves, and they are mostly women. In fact, many are young women. But they are not dropping out forever...

A National Imperative: 5 Ways America Can Succeed in the New Knowledge Economy

Deb Bushway | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Deb Bushway

As we address issues of American competitiveness, we need to widen our lens and think differently about the education of the American workforce -- particularly of non-traditional students, like working adults.

Why More Boomers Are Heading Back To School

U.S. News and World Report | Laura McMullen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

Clarice Belcher is 58. She taught English at community colleges, worked at a newspaper, and never thought much about economics....

Bridging the Skills Gap in Today's Economy

Mitch Rosin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education
Mitch Rosin

A dire need for workforce development is at hand for today's adults who are struggling to complete basic schooling and hone the skills necessary for gainful employment in our global, multi-faceted and fast-paced economy.

79-Year-Old Earns Her GED

Detroit Free Press | William Archie | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education

Katherine Dawkins is celebrating a week of graduations. A great-great-grandniece graduated from high school last Sunday. Her great-granddaughter grad...

How Technology Will Disrupt Learning for a Lifetime, Not Just in the Classroom

Audrey Watters | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education
Audrey Watters

The Internet is a huge boon for "lifelong learners" too, those students -- students of any age -- that are pursuing educational opportunities in informal settings and outside degree programs.

Community College or Adult Ed?

Joanne Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joanne Jacobs

Lansing Community College in Michigan no longer enrolls students with less than seventh-grade reading skills.

No Red Carpet Needed

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julian L. Alssid

While adult education bridge programs by themselves will not solve our economic woes, they are a crucial piece in constructing a positive economic path forward.

15 Successful College Dropouts (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

This week, the Lumina Foundation for Education announced a renewed commitment to helping adults who have completed some college finally earn their deg...

Continuing Education: The Importance of Experimentation

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I'm a big fan of taking classes in adulthood. You meet new people. You get out of your comfort zone. Above all, you have fun.

Face It: The More We Know the Better We Look?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Do I look as young as I feel? Of course not. I walk around the campus and smile at the cute guys and expect for a moment they might see me as I looked four decades ago.

Obama's Back-to-School Speech Was for 18 and Over Too

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

Full-service community schools help alleviate the effects of poverty by providing a wide portfolio of services -- beyond just public education -- that they do not get at home.

Reach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce

David Perdue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Perdue

Already beyond the reach of schools and lacking the adequate education and skills to obtain a good paying job, our nation's 25 to 34 year-olds are the first generation in U.S. history to be less educated than their parents.