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July 17, 2016
'Quality' education and 'lifelong' learning – Who truly benefits?
That education is crucial for individual wellbeing and societal development is rarely questioned. On the contrary, the importance of education is widely ...
Walmart adds to employee learning opportunity
Chain Store Age
Walmart's Lifelong Learning Program is getting a boost from a new partnership with educational technology and services company Cengage Learning ...
July 7, 2016
The secret weapon for career success: lifelong learning
For Craig Andrews, lifelong learning transformed his career. He first studied music and played in Las Vegas hotels before deciding to find a more ...
How lifelong learning has changed our homeschool
Learning shouldn't stop once we get a diploma. Letting my love of lifelong learning blossom in our homeschool has been contagious for my kids.
June 23, 2016
Universities must become lifelong-learning institutions
The Straits Times
These institutions, especially universities, have to be transformed into lifelong-learning institutions in order to help our people learn, improve and ...
Graduating 'seniors' celebrate lifelong learning
New Jersey Jewish News
High school seniors aren't the only graduates of the season. Every year in June, residents of the Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany and ...
June 18, 2016
Guest Commentary: Community colleges a resource for lifelong learning
Commencement seems a more fitting term because one's degree should not signify an end, but more of a new start on a path of lifelong learning.
June 10, 2016
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Chief Pitches Lifelong Learning As Part Of Success
Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa had success with several baseball teams and won World Series championships with ...
June 4, 2016
Coalition for Community Schools Webinar
Well Rounded Education:
Learning in Community Schools
Perseverance and Lifelong Learning Lead This Single Mom to Business Success
Patricia Stout has been overcoming odds since childhood. Born in Mexico in the mid-1940s, she first bucked the trend that she saw around her of ...
Jobs for life are a thing of the past. Bring on lifelong learning
A job for life is a thing of the past, for people of all ages – robots could replace you, or your whole industry could move overseas. The recent crises in ...
May 28, 2016
School cultivates seeds of lifelong learning
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Javari Brister, a fourth grader at Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy, gave me a lesson in this when I visited the school at 6600 W. Melvina ...
WSI president: There are no barriers to lifelong learning today
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) – There are no barriers to lifelong learning today, Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills International (WSI), said in an ...
Ms. Simplicity: Books may add clutter, but they're important for lifelong learning
Last year I set a goal of reading a book a week. I read 37 books and felt I could have read a few more. This year I decided to see if I could do it again.
May 23, 2016
Tracing Lifelong Learning Enabled by Philanthropy to a Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Giving - Boise State University
What started out as an idea and a $700 start-up grant is now the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Boise State, a cherished program that ...
Politicians get education at Center for Lifelong Learning
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, who visited the Parlin-based Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) recently with Sayreville Mayor Kennedy ...
Fairleigh Dickinson University graduates embrace lifelong learning at commencement
EAST RUTHERFORD – Standing tall and proud in his cap and gown on Tuesday morning, moments from receiving his college degree with honors, ...
May 16, 2016
Pierian to Join with Ringling Lifelong Learning
The future of lifelong learning in Sarasota will be under the Ringling College of Art and Design umbrella. Months after announcing that the Lifelong ...
Building a bridge to 'lifelong learning'
Left, fourth-grader Abigail Matthews demonstrates Taekwondo to adult volunteer John Diggins and her classmates Rahim Rashid and Renee Comeau ...
The Emergence of a New Learning Economy
U.S. News & World Report
But recent college graduates are not plugging into the formal learning structure of traditional higher education for this lifelong learning.
May 8, 2016
Coalition for Community Schools EVENT!
Last year we had a very successful conference that catalyzed the family and community engagement movement. This year’s Family and Community Engagement (FCE) Conference, Owning Our Movement, Maximizing Our Impact, on June 20-22 in Pittsburgh, PA, will offer varied perspectives that will examine how schools and communities around the country are realizing mutual goals and maximizing impact through productive family-school-community partnerships.
Setback for Chester County seniors seeking lifelong learning
Passion for lifelong learning turns Pharmacist into Lawyer
King University to offer free courses to promote lifelong learning
April 25, 2016
Community education programs at risk with director's coming retirement
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Fort Gibson Community Education Director Sheilah Yarbrough calls out a winning ticket during a recent Golden Agers Breakfast. The breakfast is an ...
IoD calls for lifelong learning
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called for an end to the focus on exams at school and a move to continuous lifelong learning. The call is contained ...
April 20, 2016
It's time to move beyond the 4-year degree
Los Angeles Times
Instead of maintaining the four-year norm, we should reimagine a college education as a platform for lifelong learning, one that would provide students ...
States of Guernsey
Learning is the key to prosperity and personal fulfilment for each of us as individuals as well as for Guernsey as a whole. Lifelong Learning Section.
April 7, 2016
What's it say about the U.S. when Bulgaria better recognizes the value of a strong lifelong learning system?
Bulgaria to Work for Lifelong Learning System
The plan is part of the so-called National Lifelong Learning Strategy for 2014-2020, and the next set of measures is aimed at the swift introduction of a ...
April 4, 2016
Joplin School District rethinks decision to eliminate community education
Administrators told the Joplin Board of Education that they would evaluate the community education program after they were quizzed Tuesday by board members about a prior decision to eliminate the program.
“Why would we cut a program that could bring revenue into the district?” board member Jennifer Martucci asked.
Mar 24, 2016
For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way
On any given weekend, the Washington D.C., public library system offers nearly a dozen classes. You can try Matt McEntee's class, where he'll teach ...
19 Quotes To Encourage Lifelong Learning
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.”
Michel de Montaigne
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
“There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
“I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough … the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”
Robert E. Lee
“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.”
“Never discourage anyone … who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”
“All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.”
“Self-education is lifelong curiosity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita
“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.”
John W. Gardner
“If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.”
“Almost anything can become a learning experience if there is enough caring involved.”
“Learning is an active process. We learn by doing … Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford
“I have argued that life, for most people, is a process of discovery — of who we are, what we can do, and, ultimately, why we exist and what we believe. It is a circular process, because when we discover what we are capable of and work out why we exist, it changes the way we see ourselves, which can send us off in new directions, discovering new capabilities and new reasons for our existence. This spiraling journey is the true meaning of lifelong learning, and it remains, for those who pursue it, an endlessly fascinating experience, one which enriches not only the individual but all those around. Those who have tired of the journey, have tired of life. They come across as dull and boring, and can soon infect their friends and colleagues with their apathy.”
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute mentors help BCC students find success
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
As a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute based at Berkshire Community College, program leader Art Sherman recognized that the college ...
Mar 17, 2016
Joplin district to eliminate community education program
"One of the things we've seen over time is with YouTube and online classes, we've just seen a reduction in the number of people that would come up and take a class."
How to foster a culture of lifelong learning in your newsroom
MSU’S ROOTS IN FLINT EDUCATION RUN DEEP
Mar 11, 2016
Curious Launches 'The Curious Game of Lifelong Learning' and Curious Quotient (CQ) Wheel to ...
PR Newswire (press release)
At the center of the game, is the CQ Wheel, for users to sharpen their academic, creative, practical, and physical parts of their brain across eight key ...
Event at Arrowhead provides free learning opportunity for adults
Lake Country Now
The classes are open to any member of the community interested in lifelong learning. They also can provide an inside glimpse of a school that many ...
Mar 4, 2016
Hogwarts Summer School
Hogwarts Summer School. If your darling witch or wizard can't wait until September 1st to board the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 ¾ then this ...
Feb 28, 2016
Coalition for Community Schools
Webinar Series on the Every Student Succeeds Act
The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that replaced No Child Left Behind contains key provisions that advance the principle that partnerships among school, family and community are essential for student success. Learn what this new law means for community schools and more broadly, for strengthening school-community partnerships to help students succeed.
Webinar #2: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Title I: Opportunities for Community-School Partnerships
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3-4 PM EST
This webinar will focus on Title I of ESSA and opportunities for community-school partnerships, especially in the following areas: local Title I planning, school improvement, school wide programs, and family and community engagement. State and local leaders are already thinking about these new opportunities, so it’s important to get engaged now, and this webinar will give you the information you need. Presenters: Mary Kingston Roche, Director of Public Policy, Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership; Noelle Ellerson, Associate Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy, AASA: School Superintendents Association.
Register here. The webinar will be listed as “The Every Student Succeeds Act, Title I: Opportunities for Community-School Partnerships,” please click the ‘Register’ button to the right of the listing.
And save the date for Tuesday March 29 3-4 pm EST for the final webinar in our series. This webinar will do a deep-dive on Title IV of ESSA and programs that can support community schools, including the new Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant authorized at $1.6 billion, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Full Service Community Schools, and Promise Neighborhoods.
Feb 26, 2016
Column: Community Education serving more people than you think
Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — District 518 Community Education engages area residents in a wide variety of learning opportunities. When many people think of ...
Lifelong Learning for a World Worth Living In
Lifelong Learning for a World Worth Living In. In an ageing society, with economic, ecological and social cohesion challenges, there is a need for ...
Political heavyweights debate lifelong learning
Learning and Work Institute's CEO David Hughes, who will chair the debate, said it will help set a blueprint for how lifelong learning could be shaped ...
Feb 21, 2016
School, community building workforce education partnership
Park Rapids Enterprise
Tammy Boyd of Community Education highlighted some of the rapidly expanding programs in pre-school development like Early Childhood Family ...
Classes give elderly opportunities to expand knowledge
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Lori Stromberg, business and community education director at Western Nebraska Community College, at the Harms Center on Feb. 9. Stromberg has ...
Feb 13, 2016
Playing the Piano After 50 Years — Studies (and Anecdotes) Show the Benefits of Lifelong Learning
Education News by Noodle
For more than two generations, the notion of “lifelong learning” has been a fixture in our national discourse on active aging. Since the 1970s ...
What Obama failed to mention about the 'skills gap'
The Hill (blog)
Let's make it a priority, as a nation, to get every working adult excited about lifelong learningand the future it can put within reach. Yang is CEO of the ...
Feb 5, 2016
Is education the “religion” of our secular society?
Elm - European lifelong learning magazine
The deep ties between Protestant Christianity and education explains the near-religious status of education in Nordic countries. Pictured key figures of ...
The future of technology in adult learning
The pursuit of lifelong learning can be difficult for many people. Fortunately, interactive learning and the gamification of education could provide a very ...
Jan 29, 2016
Lifelong learning leads to small business success
President Harry S. Truman once said, “The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.” In other words, we should never ...
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National Network for Community Education (NNCE) & Volunteer Leadership Team
The NNCE is a group of 2700 community educators who share an interest in and passion for lifelong learning. The majority of individuals work in a public school setting, although those in the data base also include individuals from municipalities, community colleges and institutions of higher learning, citizen advisory council members, and retirees across the United States.
Jan 21, 2016
With age comes wisdom...
Lifelong learning opens up a whole new world to retirees. By Nancye Tuttle, Sun Correspondent. Updated: 01/21/2016 08:47:39 AM EST0 Comments
Education graduate seeks to inspire lifelong learning
Kokomo Herald (press release)
Education graduate seeks to inspire lifelong learning. Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:43 PM. Angela Jakes in her student teaching classroom at ...
Jan 14, 2016
New York Post
Albany Times Union
Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a plan Wednesday to transform every failing school in New York into a full-service community school that provides ...
Close to Home: Lifelong learning is a 15-year-old story in Sonoma County
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Sunday's Press Democrat story “Older students learn for the sake of learning,” reprinted from the New York Times, focused exclusively on two lifelong ...
Classes offer chance to fulfill lifelong learning goals
Yes, the array of Nashville-area "lifelong learning" opportunities (which mercifully come with no homework) is wonderfully diverse. And for the most ...
Jan 8, 2016
Older Students Learn for the Sake of Learning
New York Times
The Frieds are among the 150,000 men and women nationally who participate each year at more than 119 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes.
'The desire to learn never leaves us'
The Boston Globe
'If I weren't here, I'd be home thinking about what I was going to have for dinner,” 76-year old Joel Lamoureux told me during a recent lifelong learning ...
Osher Institute planning membership party
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech will offer an enrollment dinner at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Mckenzie-Merket Alumni Center, located ...
Jan 1, 2016
Adults can keep learning at UWSP
Adventures in Lifelong Learning offers seniors cultural enrichment, activities
IA school focuses on community, service
Dec 18, 2015
Association, Foundation formally merge
Texas Community Education Association/Foundation
December 11, 2015
North East Community Education Building, San Antonio, Texas
A meeting was called and held on December 11, 2015, for current and past members of the Texas Community Education Association & Foundation to discuss the status of the Association.
The following members were in attendance: Arline Patterson; Loretta Huddleston; Diana Hanz; Phil Houseal; Becky Gossen; and Helen Kimsey.
A treasurer’s report was issued for both organizations.
The articles of Incorporation and the By-laws for the Foundation were shared to ensure that the changes followed the intent of both organizations.
Becky Gossen moved to dissolve the Association and combine any outstanding funds with those of the Foundation (the Foundation was formed by the TCEA in 1998). Second by Diana Hanz. Motion carried.
Phil Houseal submitted four names to serve as officers of the Foundation Board: Becky Gossen, President; Phil Houseal, Vice President; Diana Hanz, Secretary; and Helen Kinsey, Treasurer. Motion carried.
Loretta Huddleston moved to suspend the TAP program at this time. Second Becky Gossen. Motion carried.
Discussion was held concerning the dissemination of funds. For now, the funds will be held in one account, with two signatories: Helen Kimsey, Executive Director of TCEA, and Becky Gossen, President of Texas Community Education Foundation.
Phil Houseal will continue as webmaster and social networker to disseminate information and keep the Foundation visible and viable.
Submitted by Helen Kimsey