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Archive: October 2009

Please Pre-register for Enrichment Classes! [RSU16 Adult Education ]

Please PRE-REGISTER for enrichment classes at least a week before the class is scheduled to start.  We sometimes have to cancel classes due to low enrollment only to find out that several people were interested and were planning to attend...


Posted by Admin   on October 27, 2009 | Read more in: News

Dropout Prevention plan - U Maine summit

Drop out prevention needs schools as community centers...


Check out this article in the Waterville Sentinel.


Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 22, 2009 | Read more in: Press clippings

Congress Proclaims Adult Education Week

Congress Proclaims October 18-23, 2009 as
Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

On Tuesday, October 6, Congress approved a resolution to designate the week of October 18, 2009 as Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. This is a one-time only dedication and opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.


Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 7, 2009

College Transitions to Receive FAME Award

 Maine College Transitions Receives FAME Award

The Maine College Transitions Program has been selected from among several nominees for FAME’S “Education at Work for Maine” award.  The award will be made at FAME’s Annual Meeting on November 10th at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.  Congratulations to all those who have made Maine's College Transitions program a success! 
Maine College Transitions is an initiative of the Maine Department of Education and the Compact for Higher Education. Funding is provided by the State of Maine initiated by Governor John Baldacci following a successful multi-year pilot funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and an initial state program sponsored by Senator Libby Mitchell. Maine College Transitions is a comprehensive program of study leading to enrollment in a post secondary institution. Offered through local adult education programs, programming includes career planning, case management and data collection, instruction in college preparation coursework, and the development of a peer cohort and/or/coaching system. Currently approximately 1,300 students are enrolled in the twenty-two grant programs offered in forty communities across the State of Maine.



Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 6, 2009