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Tidbit From Jenn

June is the month of change for the IAACE Board.  We held our transition meeting on June 14th.  Polly Redmond, Christi McIntyre completed their terms and leave the board. Thank you for your passion and dedication.  Rob Moore, Natalie Reuter are welcomed back to the board and Lara Pastore is welcomed on to her term.  Ted Person takes over as President, Laura Smart as your President-Elect and Sheila Butler as Secretary and Lisa Cruea as Treasurer. 
We will have a few surprises for you in July!  Have a fabulous 4th of July!
Celebrate!
Jenn
 

Did you miss the last Annual Membership Meeting? For your convenience, you can view the recording, or read the minutes on the website. Click here.
At the Annual Meeting at the IAACE conference, the Employer Engagement Committee rolled out a contest to win a $100 for the best contribution to the ​IAACE Statewide Searchable Website for IET and WEI Resources. We have extended the deadline to July 11 to upload your resources for IET or WEI.  Do you want to win?  Upload now at www.iaace.com/iet and www.iaace.com/wei. Winner will be selected on July 12, 2019. 
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Graduation Ceremony was Record Breaking

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the M.S.D. of Wayne Township’s Adult Education Program had 181 graduates proudly walk at their High School Equivalency (HSE) and Career Certification ceremony.  Mr. John Taylor, Assistant Superintendent, proclaimed “Congratulations to the Wayne Township Adult Education staff and the graduating class of 2019 for a record-breaking year!”
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Impact Institute Graduates 95 

Impact Institute hosted graduation for 95 High School Equivalent Diploma graduates on May 13th.  All of these students had received their diploma over the last six months.  Twenty graduates were honored with honors in one or more subtest.

Broadview Learning Center Celebrates with Hat Throw

Broadview Learning Center held graduation on May 15, 2019.  Representative Peggy Mayfield was the guest speaker. They have a tradition of ending the journey with the graduation hat throw.

Congrats Grads of Hinds Career Center

On June 19th the students of Hinds Career Center celebrated the dream of getting their HSE! We couldn’t be more proud of you!
AAACE Conference is in St. Louis on Oct. 8-11, 2019.  If your organization is interested in sending three people, contact Jenn about IAACE discount.
Dear Colleague,
Have you wondered about what adult education programs in countries throughout the world comprise of or entail? What issues do international colleagues face? How are they similar or different from those you address?
These topics were the focus of the Coalition for Lifelong Learning Organizations (COLLO) Spring 2019 Symposium “What in the World is Going on in Adult Education?” held March 20, 2019. The session highlighted the work of international adult education organizations and program approaches in other countries including Canada, UK, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Guided by COLLO Past President Lennox McLendon, participants explored issues of mutual concern with international colleagues as well as approaches they have devised that differ from ours. 
Featured speakers included Ricarda Motschilnig, Deputy Secretary General, Policy and Advocacy Office, International Council on Adult Education (ICAE), the only global civil society organization for adult education, who described ICAE’s policy and advocacy initiatives and policy and advocacy trends around the globe. Solomon Mbũrũ Kamau shared Kenya Adult Learners' Association (KALA) experiences using e-readers to increase literacy and functional literacy. Bisi Ideraabdullah Executive Director of Imani House, in Liberia West Africa and New York detailed Imani House’s efforts in providing adult literacy for internally displaced women in the Brewerville area of Monrovia, Liberia. 
Other speakers were: Marcie Boucouvalas VP/North America, International Council for Adult Education (ICAE); Michele Diecuch Director of Programs, ProLiteracy; and Peter Waite, Executive Vice President ProLiteracy, Commissioner, US National Commission for UNESCO.  Kathy Peno, Professor of Adult Education and Coordinator, Adult Education Master's Program, University of Rhode Island, facilitated the session via Zoom. Co-sponsors were the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), the National Association of State Directors of Adult Education (NASDAE), ProLiteracy and Texas Christian University (TCU).
Download a video or audiotape of the symposium at http://www.thecollo.org/aboutus.php.
Sincerely,    
Linda
Linda E. Morris, Ed.D.
President, Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations
IAACE is a member of COLLO. We encourage you to visit their website and listen to the symposium. Please share with us what you learned from the symposium by submitting an article or blog. 
The U.S. Department of Education is offering two grant programs with July 2019 application deadlines. Please click the links below to learn more about how these grant programs can support your local program.

The Project Prevent grant program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase their capacity to help schools in communities with pervasive violence to better address the needs of affected students and to break the cycle of violence in those communities. The application deadline is July 15, 2019.

The School Climate Transformation Grant Program--Local Educational Agency Grants (SCTG-LEA) provides competitive grants to LEAs to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for, and technical assistance to, schools implementing a multi-tiered system of support, for improving school climate. The SCTG-LEA deadline is July 22, 2019.

If you have questions about the grant programs please contact Project.Prevent@ed.gov or LEA.SCTG19@ed.gov.
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Did you miss the COABE Newsletter? Adult Learners can join for free. Minds that Move Us Festival, Webinars, Next Journal will be on Leadership. Check it  all out  by clicking here
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