The results of the Census 2020 will have a deep impact on the lives of everyone living in the United States, yet the “count” will happen differently next year than it has in the past. The odds are good that you won’t receive a census survey in your mailbox. Instead, most people will receive a … Continue reading The Census Online
With a presidential election and the decennial census coinciding, 2020 is a big year for adult education students and programs. Each of these major civic events will determine a great deal about the future. For example, the census will determine how more than $800 billion in federal aid is distributed to states for housing, education, … Continue reading Stand Up and Be Counted!
In yesterday’s blog post, Upping Our Civic Game, Andy Nash offered suggestions to help adult students engage in civic life. One tool that can help you do this is The Change Agent. Every issue of The Change Agent gives students a view of other adult learners’ efforts to make change in their own lives or … Continue reading Raise Your Civic Voice with The Change Agent
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, along with providing an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of adult education, reminds us of the need for widespread civic engagement. Despite WIOA’s almost singular focus on workforce development, many practitioners are thinking about the role of civics in adult education. Threats to the education budget, along with … Continue reading Upping Our Civic Game
In educating immigrants on their rights or on how to raise up their civic voices, organizations are increasingly deploying social media, creating websites and apps, and using texting to provide essential just in time information and anytime, anywhere learning. In recent months, two new apps have been developed to assist individuals to know and assert … Continue reading Apps for Knowing Your Rights & Notifying in Emergencies
The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) is thrilled to join with World Education and the National Coalition for Literacy in celebrating Adult Education and Family Learning Week 2017. Given recent events, the theme for this year’s commemoration could scarcely offer a more timely reminder of some of our most basic democratic responsibilities: to speak … Continue reading Adult Education Needs Multi-Issue Advocacy
In celebration of the national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2017, World Education is launching this blog series on Raising Our Civic Voices. We join the National Coalition for Literacy and the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) to raise our voices this week — and every week — for the millions of adults … Continue reading Raising Our Civic Voices
Elections have consequences for the day to day lives of adult learners, including immigrants, low-wage workers, and others seeking to make their way in times of uncertainty. For example, for undocumented students immigration reform could make a difference between living in the shadows and being able to fully claim a place in their new home … Continue reading Engage with the Election