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James Russell didn't understand how letters form syllables, let alone how words link into whole statements, when he first walked into a Rio Salado College classroom eight months ago.
A NEW START: James Russell, 78, is a student in the Rio Salado College literacy program.
Opportunities for adult education will be availble to the community through the Mesa Unified School District this fall. Registration begins Aug. 5; classes are free and available days, evenings and Saturdays throughout Mesa. Registration takes place at the offices of the Adult Education program, 546 N. Stapley Drive.
Two students from the Queen Creek Unified School District’s Adult Education Program received top honors during Arizona Adult Literacy Week earlier this month. The event was sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education’s Division of Adult Education Services and the Arizona Association for Lifelong Leaning.
Job Title: Adult Education and Family Literacy Specialist, Mesa Public Schools
Some East Valley students and teachers lobbed hard questions and passionate arguments at state Rep. Russell Pearce, RMesa, on Saturday morning, striving to stop plans to cut their adult education classes from the state budget.
Maria Fernandez moved from Peru to Chandler more than a year ago, and can speak English easily thanks, she said, to the state’s adult education program.
People who want to take adult education classes will have to provide documents to prove they are in this country legally, state schools chief Tom Horne said Friday.
The most often heard term at the state Legislature these days is “investment.” Advocates for every program facing budget cuts maintain that tax money they get isn't really “spending”; rather, it's an “investment” that prevents even greater demands on public coffers down the road.
Mesa Unified School District's community education department is offering adult basic education and general educational development classes, as well as English language acquisition and civics leadership classes.
Mesa Unified School District, Gilbert Unified School District and Tempe Union High School District will hold a combined GED graduation ceremony for adults who have participated in Adult Education Programs during the 2010-11 school year. The graduates will be honored at a ceremony 6 p.m. Friday at the Marcos de Niza High School’s auditorium in Tempe, 6000 S. Lakeshore Drive. The keynote speaker is Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal.
January 5, 2005
Arizona State University’s Online and Extended Campus programs will offer a number of reading skills programs for children and adults this summer at locations in Chandler, Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix.
September 24, 2004
You don’t need a ticket to see South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute’s upcoming series. Just be on time.
After Glen Haidet was laid off from three jobs, the Mesa man joined hundreds of unemployed adults who are going back to school to find another career.
PREPARED TO LEARN: Adult education teacher Sarah Liebold passes out information to students during class Thursday in Queen Creek at the Family Resource Center.
The Adult Education Program, run by the Family Resource Center in Queen Creek, offers free child care for 3- and 4-four-year olds if their parents are attending GED or English language classes.
Are you 18 to 24-years-old and looking for a summer job? The AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers to Service America) Summer Associates Program is looking for participants.
Always touting the importance of education to her two children, Mesa resident Teresa Ornelas said she sometimes felt like a hypocrite.
A tight job market amid staggering layoffs nationwide has a growing number of adults flocking to GED test preparation classes in Arizona and around the country.
Rising tuition costs are far from the only impediment keeping Arizonans from completing a college degree.