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Adult Education Week Begins!

Posted on 04/09/2018

This week is Adult Education Week. This is a time to highlight the vital work being done across California to help adults in a number of realms: teaching English to second language learners and preparing them to obtain citizenship, helping an adult student obtain a high school equivalency certificate or complete their high school diploma program, training students in short-term certificate programs such as medical or dental assistant, transitioning adults to post-secondary and employment opportunities, and so much more.

A number of adult education programs will be honored this week for the work they do and the contributions they make to their local communities. One such designation comes from the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Not only did the Board thank the Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) for all of the work DACE does to support adults in its community, but it also acknowledged the continuing importance of adult education and vowed to ensure that adult education remains a vital part of LAUSD. “We continue to fight to retain services and support for our adult students,” said Board President Mónica García. “I am proud to not only celebrate adult education, but also to support it, by making sure that all our learners have access to the type of educational opportunities that will lead to post-secondary success at any age,” said Board Vice President Nick Melvoin. Finally, “Adult education is a vital component in our communities because it enables our families to acquire valuable skills that lead to career and economic mobility,” said Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III.

Adult education programs this week are being honored for the role they play in building and strengthening communities across California. This work will continue in 2018 and for years to come.

Source: Board Designates April 8-14 as Adult Education Week External link opens in new window or tab