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JOB OPPORTUNITY - Skills Development Specialist

Skills Development Specialist
St. Peter, MN
$37,083 - $53,641 annually

Full-time opportunity with a unique blend of education, vocational training, and sales operations!


Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning

New release from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education: 

USCIS - Adult Citizenship Education Content Standards and Foundation Skills

Let’s start by discussing one of our newest resources, The Guide to the Adult Citizenship Education Content Standards and Foundation Skills. Adult education program administrators and teachers will find this guide helpful in developing a comprehensive adult citizenship curriculum and thematic lessons, selecting textbooks and supplemental materials, and creating effective learning activities.

USCIS - Introductions

Hello! My name is Paul Kim, and I am with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of Citizenship. I look forward to our discussion over the next three days where we will share ideas and information about useful resources to help you prepare your students for the naturalization interview and test.

Before we begin, I’d like to provide background about USCIS, the Office of Citizenship, general requirements for the naturalization process, and the naturalization test. This should provide a helpful foundation for our upcoming discussion.


Focus on Adult Women Is Critical to the Higher Education System - article

I am copying a hopeful article written by Carol Leary, president of Bay Path University. Please post your thoughts in the comments below. Ideas on how you could use the data cited in this article to make the case for better college prep and postsecondary success for your students are appreciated. 

More Than $100 Million Pledged for My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Hello Members,

Given the disproportionate representation of people of color in correctional and adult education classrooms, the announcement below has direct implications on our work.  Many of the foundations and employers listed as partners in this initiative can provide employment and other opportunities for our adult education students as they prepare to advance in or re-enter the workforce.  This is an amazing development!


ED and DOL Discussion on WIOA Legislation

Hello Members,

Please take a look at the announcement below and consider registering for the call with Secretaries Duncan and Perez tomorrow.  President Obama is scheduled to sign WIOA into law today, and tomorrow's discussion will be a good way to get a head start on digesting the implications for us all.

Good morning,

A Component of the Common Core: Complex Texts

Welcome back after the Fourth of July holiday,

Postsecondary and Adult Education Research Grant Competition

Institute of Education Sciences Announces Postsecondary and Adult Education Research Grant Competition

                Applications Due Aug. 7, 2014  

Conference Season -- Upcoming Events

Hello All,

June does seem to mark the beginning of -- dun-da-da-dum! Conference Season!  I wanted to just call your attention to a couple of upcoming events in which I will be participating:  


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