Making Math Meaningful in the ESOL Classroom

By Sherry Lehane Math in ESOL Coursebooks Did you ever start a home do-it-yourself project and suddenly realize you were in over your head? Maybe you didn’t have the carpentry skills or the right tools to do the project? This is how I felt many years ago when I attempted to teach math to my … Continue reading Making Math Meaningful in the ESOL Classroom

Backpacks to Briefcases: Taking the Leap to College

For many high school students, taking the step from high school to college is a natural one. But most adult education students face barriers that make the step feel more like a leap: not knowing what program is a good fit, being unaware of critical financial aid or scholarship information, or missing the personal success … Continue reading Backpacks to Briefcases: Taking the Leap to College

Adult Education & Family Literacy Week 2019

Celebrate the Innovations! Federal adult education policy and I are both well into our 50s.  Perhaps that’s why I’m entering 2019 Adult Education & Family Literacy Week in a reflective mood.  Adult education’s history reveals policy spurred by military preparedness, immigrant influxes, economic downturns, and historic inequities.   Today’s context is no less complex, and the … Continue reading Adult Education & Family Literacy Week 2019

New Federal Guidance on IET Leaves Us Wanting More

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is the core educational program design in adult career pathways–a research-proven strategy.  While IET efforts have been evolving for as long as we have had a federal investment in adult education (e.g., workplace literacy, Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL), contextualized high school equivalency), IET is now well-defined in … Continue reading New Federal Guidance on IET Leaves Us Wanting More

Welcome Judy Mortrude to Our Team!

World Education US welcomes Judy Mortrude to our staff as Senior Technical Advisor.  Judy has taken over directing the LINCS Professional Development Center and will continue supporting state efforts to scale and sustain integrated education and training and assist states in meeting the state leadership requirements set forth in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) … Continue reading Welcome Judy Mortrude to Our Team!

No Matter What Obstacle Is Thrown My Way… Celebrating Single Mothers in College

Single mothers represent 11% of undergraduate students in the U.S. They bring a unique set of strengths as college students and are assets to their schools and communities, despite the challenges they face juggling multiple family, work, and educational obligations. Single mother students have a great deal to offer colleges that invest in them, and … Continue reading No Matter What Obstacle Is Thrown My Way… Celebrating Single Mothers in College