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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
Enterprise Times
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 ...

Lifelong Learning
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
Uloop News

“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.”
Henry Ford
“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.”
W.B. Yeats
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
Albert Einstein
“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.”
John Adams
“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.”
Brian Tracy
“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.”
Peter Drucker
“All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.”
George Whitman
“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.”
Saint Augustine
“Almost anything can become a learning experience if there is enough caring involved.”
Mary MacCracken
“Learning is an active process. We learn by doing … Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.”
Dale Carnegie
“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.”
Charles Handy

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."

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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
Delta College
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
Training Journal
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 ...

Inquirer (blog)
The future of technology in adult learning
Inquirer (blog)
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...
Lowell Sun
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
Community education

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 ...

The Tennessean
Classes offer chance to fulfill lifelong learning goals

The Tennessean
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

Meeting Minutes
Texas Community Education Association/Foundation
December 11, 2015

10:00 a.m.
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

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