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Archive: December 2008

Literacy Connections Conference 2009 - Save the Date [Literacy Volunteers of Aroostook County]

Family Literacy Conference


Posted by Sarah Robinson  on December 31, 2008 | Read more in: Events

New Portal Website! [Lewiston Adult Education]

We have recently launched our new portal website! The new site brings with it many new and exciting features designed to make locating and registering for courses much easier.

Some of these new and exciting features include:

  • Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category if you prefer.
  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news, updates, happenings and events inside our News & Events section.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program, schedules, registering, and the adult education system by searching or browsing our frequently asked questions section.

Our website is a part of the new Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live. You can still register for LAE courses at

These are just a few of the many exciting additions to our site, and many more are slated to appear over the next year. Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your new adult education website.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 18, 2008 | Read more in: News

Kennebec Journal highlights adult edcation's impact on local community

The Dec 15th edition of the Kennebec Journal featured a story on how adult education's GED/diploma program enabled two area residents to complete high school. Read the complete article on the KJ website. Here is a preview of the article:

"I guess I just got lost. I was extremely rebellious and I never really ..." the 24-year-old Shoudy said, pausing to find the right words. "I was frustrated, because there were a lot of things I wanted to pursue, a lot of things I was interested in, and I felt stifled a lot of the time. I felt I wasn't learning what I wanted to learn." Shoudy, who lives in Waterville, left Skowhegan Area High School her freshman year nine years ago, never to return.

Monica Kittredge, 29, did the same at Gardiner Area High School.

Both women enrolled in Waterville Adult Education and earned their General Educational Development degrees, or GEDs, last spring.

Each described the graduation as an emotional experience, all the stronger for being delayed so long.


Posted by Jason Clarke  on December 17, 2008 | Read more in: Press clippings