Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz: Elections Have Consequences

In its annual Global Voices event in October, World Education presented its 2018 award to Massachusetts Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz.  She is the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts Senate, serving there since 2009.  World Education recognized her for a being a tireless, long-time champion of education for children and adults.  Social justice is the consistent … Continue reading Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz: Elections Have Consequences

Hear Dr. Paul Osterman’s Keynote at NCTN Conference, Nov 12-14

Dr. Paul Osterman, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, is the featured keynote speaker for the upcoming NCTN conference. Dr. Osterman will address the conference’s theme, Advancing College and Career Readiness: Preparing Adult Learners for the Future of Work. In his recent book, Who … Continue reading Hear Dr. Paul Osterman’s Keynote at NCTN Conference, Nov 12-14

Why Everyone Should Care About Adult Education

This week is the Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. In most communities, it is much like every other week of the year when it comes to adult education – away from the limelight, without resources to shine the light on why we would even have a national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.  After … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Care About Adult Education

Engaging Adult Learners on Waiting Lists Using Learning Circles

David J. Rosen & Priyanka Sharma “I am getting better at reading my e-mail, and using English at work. Last week I didn’t need any help with translating at my job. Also, I was able to talk with the IRS and give simple information (in English).” ~ Mahdi, English Now! participant from Portland Adult Education, … Continue reading Engaging Adult Learners on Waiting Lists Using Learning Circles

Single Mothers’ Career Readiness and Success

This blog is based on a literature review written by Dr. Mina Reddy, Independent Consultant. Sandy Goodman and Ellen Hewett of the National College Transition Network contributed to its development Education and training have the potential for life-changing benefits for single mothers and their children. Single mothers are a growing segment of the postsecondary student … Continue reading Single Mothers’ Career Readiness and Success

Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of Mother’s Day, here are stories from 3 women who against all odds are pursuing an education to better not only their lives but, their children’s lives too. Education Provides New Opportunities By Mary Crumble, GED/College Transition Student My name is Mary and I was born and raised in Washington, DC along with … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries

World Education is excited to partner with the Providence Public Library (PPL) as well as the Chicago and Los Angeles Public Libraries on a new project, Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries.  The goal of this project is to increase adults’ skills by capturing, disseminating, and growing innovative education and workforce … Continue reading Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries

How Tech Can Bridge the Employment Opportunity Gap

By Yigal Kerszenbaum, Employment Technology Fund, and Alison Ascher Webber, EdTech Center @ World Education Originally posted on Walmart Today Having recently arrived to the U.S. from Cape Verde, Africa, Solange is eager to improve her English and pass her citizenship exam. She hopes to pursue a career in healthcare and build a brighter future for … Continue reading How Tech Can Bridge the Employment Opportunity Gap

World Education Staff Workshops at COABE 2018

Every year, our staff delivers engaging workshops across a range of topics. This year we have 18 workshops being presented by staff members, and we are sponsoring two strands at the conference! Below is a list of all the workshops our staff members are presenting, but don’t forget to check out the “Transitions Strand” sponsored by … Continue reading World Education Staff Workshops at COABE 2018

Math and ESOL, A Winning Combination

Pam Meader is a math consultant for TERC in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a national math trainer for LINCS. Pam is co-facilitator of the Mathematizing ESOL series serving as the math expert. She is co-author of the Hands on Math series from Walch Publishing and is a member of ANN, Adult Numeracy Network. Integrating curriculum is … Continue reading Math and ESOL, A Winning Combination