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Bringing Back Pell for Prisoners

Hello All,

The U.S. Dept of Education has been examining the idea of reinstitution Pell Grants for incarcerated students.  The idea has generated controversy in the past, but seems to have good support -- and indeed appears to be moving forward -- from both legislators and the public.  The excerpt below is from a May article written by Paul Fain for Inside Higher Education's online magazine.

"The U.S. Department of Education is poised to announce a limited exemption to the federal ban on prisoners receiving Pell Grants to attend college while they are incarcerated.

Conference Updates

Hello All,

It feels like I've been traveling all over this month, but it's been worth it!  The LINCS Partner meetings in Austin were absolutely fabulous, resulting in lots of connections to adult educators throughout the LINCS regions that we in corrections need to reach out to, share with and learn from!  More on that to come...

Correctional Education Association Annual Conference Begins Next Week

The Annual Correctional Education Association (CEA) Conference -- Lighting the Path to Reentry -- begins Sunday, June 30 and runs through July 3, in Cleveland, Ohio.  Please join us to exchange information, make contacts and learn what's new in correctional education.  Highlights include GED Teacher Training and the CEA-endorsed Union Supply prison safe tablet.  Participants can register on-site.  Visit www.ceanational.org or email denise.justice@odrc.state.oh.us for more informati

Upcoming CEA Annual Conference in Cleveland

Hello Members,  CEA's Annual Summer Conference is fast approaching.  This year's event will take place in Cleveland, Ohio and has many wonderful activities planned.  Please see CEA's website for conference information -- www.ceanational.org.  One of the main events of this year 's conference is the launch of the CEA prison safe off-line tablet.  I'd be very  interested to know what you, as educators, think wou ld be the best and most helpful content for a secure tablet.  In what ways would you use such a devise

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