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Nov 21, 2015

30 Years of Lifelong Learning
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences - Johns Hopkins University
2015 has been a significant year for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins, which offers noncredit courses, lectures, and activities for ...

New hopes for adult education in Portugal
Elm - European lifelong learning magazine
Political power in Portugal has shifted to the left. October elections brought a left-wing majority into the Portuguese parliament which effectively toppled ...

Nov 13, 2015

Developer thinks education theme will draw residents to new Brazoria County community
... the developer's concept of the residential master-planned development rising off Texas 288 near Texas 6 as a center for community education.

Lifelong Learning
Farnam Street
This article explains why the path of Lifelong Learning improves your odds of success and how you can te
st knowledge that you acquire along the ...

Nov 6, 2015

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Network
Osher National Resource Center
The 119 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) span all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each is affiliated with a major college or university ...

Oct 29, 2015

School board discusses Community Education budget
During the Community Education report, Supt. Jeff Pesta, requested feedback from the board on a proposal to contract with a professional to set the ...

Oct 22, 2015

Initiative provides Net-based platform for lifelong learning
The Nation
Phansak Sirirajataphong, vice |minister for Information and Communications Technology, recently announced the opening of the "Lifelong Learning ...

Northeastern announces first- of- its- kind lifelong learning benefit for parents, siblings of ...
Through the Lifetime Learning Membership, parents and siblings of Northeastern undergraduate students will have the opportunity to pursue graduate ...

Oct 17, 2015

3 Ways To Embrace Lifelong Learning
Huffington Post
Not only is lifelong learning fun, it helps keep our minds sharp as we age! Looking for inspiration? Here are three ways to incorporate learning into ...

Wales to pay 'high price' for lifelong learning cuts
BBC News
Wales could "pay a high price" for cuts to lifelong learning, the older people's commissioner has said. Sarah Rochira wants the Welsh government to ...

Lifelong learning and health
Irish Times
Providing additional support and resources for lifelong learning are essential if the Government is serious about realising the objectives of the National ...

Oct 11, 2015

Learning from 18 to 80: Hong Kong's adult education boom
South China Morning Post (subscription)
It's not only working adults participating in lifelong learning. Maureen Tam Siu-ling, associate professor of the department of international education ...

Lifelong Learning: In Marketing It's A Must!
Business 2 Community
If we're open to it and up for the adventure, it can be a tremendously satisfying lifelong learning journey, with plenty of personal benefits, besides the ...

Shepherd's learning program keeps older minds stimulated
Washington Times
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Frances Lynch said her life blossomed when she entered Shepherd University's Lifelong Learning program.

Oct 3, 2015


After 35 years, I am a college student. Again.
Technically, I am a “senior” at Schreiner University.

Read how Phil Houseal became part of the senior auditor program...

Sept 15, 2015

Shepherd's Lifelong Learning program keeps older minds stimulated
Herald-Mail Media
Founded in 2011, the Lifelong Learning program offers courses, lectures and activities to mostly retired adults looking for intellectual development, ...

He schools young professors in lifelong learning; he is the oldest veterinary student at CSU
Colorado State News
Craig Mullenax is a senior veterinary student. Not senior as in, “fourth year,” but senior as in, “has been invited to join AARP.” At age 57, Mullenax has ...

Sept 3, 2015

District offers learning opportunities for adults, too
During the evening, the building's focus turns to adults as the school hosts South-Western's Community Education Program. The program's 2015 fall ...

Community Education Through Farm Tours
Mother Earth News
Each region of our country has something special to offer. With a unique set of climactic and topographic challenges, the methods used to live a life in ...

Aug 30, 2015

Dabble, a website devoted to connecting people with local skill-sharing workshops and classes, is moving into Orlando.
Dabble allows residents to cultivate new hobbies, brush up on their French or even learn something more random like how to host visitors through Airbnb or get a date.
Hopeful learners simply scroll through the classes offered in their city and sign up for the classes that interest them. Classes are often one-time-only affairs and the cost to attend averages at about $30 which you can pay for via the site.
Dabble is currently located in cities like St. Louis, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco and has over 200 classes offered.

Aug 24, 2015

good things...
Lifelong Learning Centre - University of Leeds
A year ago I stepped into the Lifelong Learning Centre as a jaded freelance worker looking for some security and reasonable working hours in a place ...

Lifelong Learning | Road to modern rocketry fascinating
Centre Daily Times
Modern rocketry — the launch from the earth's surface of powerful rockets for great distances — has a fascinating history, with six superbly talented ...

The Coalition for Community Schools is partnering with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Community Schools Partnership for the 2016 National Forum:
Rising Together: Learning across School, Family and Community

Aug 6, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn is proposing a National Education Service – would it work?
A closer look at the Labour leadership candidate's idea about a “lifelong learning service” that runs “from cradle to grave”.

There's a simple daily practice that can make you more successful, and it's easier than ever

Lifelong Learning: Everyone's Responsibility!

July 30

Lifelong Learning Institute: Where ‘students don’t need grades,’ ‘parents never call’

No Evidence That Bachelor's Degrees Lead to Lifelong Learning

College sees big growth in non-traditional classes

July 24, 2015

Alan McElligott on Twitter: "Lifelong learning: Science professors need leadership training ...
Lifelong learning: Science professors need leadership training #academia ...

July 19, 2015

Make lifelong learning a creative quest
The Straits Times
Few Singaporeans would be oblivious to the crucial need for lifelong learning. It long has been ingrained in the young that what they learn could be ..

July 10, 2015

Learning in a digital age
Learning should not stop when a person leaves school...

July 2, 2015

Professor shares tips in homeschool college-prep book
The Tennessean
... that education doesn't cease with the completion of the course, but carries beyond the classroom into an unquenchable desire for lifelong learning.

Lifelong learning is made possible by recycling of histones, study says
The Rockefeller University Newswire
Neurons are a limited commodity; each of us goes through life with essentially the same set we had at birth. But these cells, whose electrical signals ...

June 25, 2015

Use summer to reboot, reflect on what's next
St. Cloud Times
And that brings me directly to one of our district's core values: "Lifelong learning is essential for individuals to shape and thrive in our global society.

Government must support lifelong learning if it wants to boost productivity
The Guardian
Further education has turned many people's lives around – how will the proposed funding cuts be achieved without reducing frontline provision?

June 15, 2015

CE Directory

Enter your school into the new Community Schools Directory!
The Coalition has created an on-line directory that will include all types of community schools and will serve as a networking tool to connect you with others building community schools in your city, state, and across the country. Sites that complete the directory will get a "summary report" that you can use with your team for planning and growth. Sign up today!

Education Doesn't Need to be Reformed - It Needs to be Transformed.
Huffington Post
Montessori is a framework of lifelong learning. But Montessori goes one step further - it considers the developmental needs and tendencies of children ...

Startup Showcase: Education company pivoted when the robots took over
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
(In May) we closed our math tutoring center for the last time and began focusing entirely on community education classes. This summer we have 30 ...

Lifelong learning a given in today's evolving business environment
The Australian
Australia's employment landscape is being redefined by 'lifelong learning,' as up-skilling and re-educating become essential to maintaining employee ...

5 Ways Parents Can Encourage 21st Century Learning
Huffington Post
Parents are key to supporting, if not inspiring, lifelong learning. After all, they are, in the words of Tom Vander Ark, "Chief Growth Officers!" As our world ...

Adults Learners' Week 2015: Age is no barrier to learning at Nottingham colleges
Nottingham Post
Today marks the start of Adult Learners' Week, which runs until Friday to celebrate lifelong learning. Nottingham's further education colleges provide ...

June 13, 2015

Use Lifelong Learning to Your Organization's Advantage
ATD (blog)
Use Lifelong Learning to Your Organization's Advantage. Thursday, June 11, 2015 - by Lee Perlis. Subscribe to the Government Newsletter.

community education & empowerment brings positive changes in haiti
kenbe design/build is a social business founded on the desire to confront the endless complexities of enabling sustainable social progress. using ...

May 29, 2015

80-Year-Old Waubonsee Student Epitomizes Lifelong Learning
Waubonsee Community College
Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” If that's the case, ...

Summer shouldn't be a break from learning, educators say
The River Cities Sunday Tribune
“My personal goals for homeschooling are to teach my children to be independent learners and to spark a love of lifelong learning in each of them,” ...

Lifelong learning is success
The Inquirer
Lifelong learning is the continual process of developing knowledge and skills for one's career growth and personal life fulfillment. Restrictive ...

May 23, 2015

Lifelong learning is a key
News-Press Now
Diplomas still count for something, but we're finding with each passing year that learning increasingly must be a considered a lifelong pursuit.

Hood honors nontraditional paths to higher education, encourages lifelong learning at GS Class Day
CU Columbia Spectator
The School of General Studies Class Day celebrated the nontraditional paths toward higher education on Monday morning. The Class Day speaker ...

Never stop learning, Lawrence Wong tells Singapore Polytechnic's graduating class of 2014
The Straits Times
SINGAPORE - Their achievements now mark the beginning of a journey of lifelong learning, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence ...

Ranal Currie on Twitter: "Lifelong learning is no longer an option. #Education http://t.co/QtLtIgr1vQ"
Lifelong learning is no longer an option. #Education pic.twitter.com/QtLtIgr1vQ. 15 retweets 12 favorites. Reply. Retweet 15. Retweeted 15. Favorite 1

May 18, 2015

Something to Think About: No tests, no grades, just great learning for all ages
Pocono Record
Lifelong learning is one of the great advantages of having a bit of a longer look in the rear view mirror. But, to stop learning, well that would be a great ...

What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Business 2 Community
But, what he actually said is more apropos to the concepts and implications of lifelong learning. By making a commitment to oneself — which is both ...

MOOCs - lifelong learning made easy
Genome Alberta
MOOCs a new and cool way to add some structure to lifelong learning. The price is right, you pay only if you wish to have a certificate or gain.. This is ...

May 7, 2015

Lifelong learner Huston Cobb says, "Never Stop Learning"
Times Daily
Huston Cobb climbs onto the bus for the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Northwest-Shoals Community College's final field trip to the Alabama Music ...

Why You Should Strive to Be a Lifelong Learner
This can be accomplished by committing to the concept of lifelong learning. In an ever-changing market and world, it's more important than ever to stay ..

April 23, 2015

Curious.com Broadcasts Lifelong Learning to Anyone, Anywhere
MENLO PARK, CA , Apr 23, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Curious.com, a platform for lifelong learning, today announced the launch of a new ...

With A New Update, Curious's Lifelong Learning Service Is Looking More Like TV
Fast Company
The startup's new idea sounds familiar: programming shown at scheduled times on channels covering a variety of topics. By Harry McCracken.

OUR OPINION: 3 stories of people devoted to lifelong learning
Enterprise News
As many local schoolchildren start April vacation and take a break from learning, adults on the South Shore are seeking intellectual, spiritual and ...

Fostering a lifelong love of learning
McGill Reporter
... groups with a shared goal to open the eyes and minds of young students, and help them to discover and to nurture a passion for lifelong learning.

Flint schools expanding resurrected community education with foundations' help
Community education will expand to three more buildings within the Flint School District beginning next fall. The Crim Fitness Foundation is the lead ...

April 9, 2015

Gina Hale Reading Apprenticeship has been all over the Social Dimension of learning for years

April 3, 2015

Three secrets to a successful career
WE ARE a society that's taught very early on to live based on action and reaction or work and reward. In other words, growing up we always associate ...

Boatbuilding school director touts lifelong learning
Trade Only Today
Students at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Wash., graduate with skills that are beyond the obvious. That's according to ...

Adult learners can stay mentally vibrant with MTSU Lifelong Learning Program
MTSU is offering a new opportunity for adults age 50 and older to continue their education. The Lifelong Learning Program will make its debut Monday ...

Mar 28, 2015

Community Education offers stop-in-and-serve opportunities
White Bear Press
Mahtomedi Community Education is making it easy for locals young and old to give back. A new program invites people to spend a Friday afternoon ...

Nearly 1300 parents seek Community Education Council seats
New York Daily News
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is happy with the response to the Community Education Council initiative, noting that 'parents are partners in ...

Why OLLI matters: A personal perspective
Ashland Daily Tidings
Some neighbors in Jacksonville had been raving about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SOU and encouraged me to go online and check out ...

Mar 19, 2015

A New Experience: Out Of Retirement, Resident Now Teaching For Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Newtown Bee
He also explained that OLLI programs work with the concept of lifelong learning and challenging the brain, adding to brain health. Dr Chapman also ...

Making the workplace a potential learning zone
Times of Malta
He wrote about the policy to make lifelong learning an ongoing process and highlighted the importance of appealing to the early school leavers.

How to design a primary school where learning has no limits
The Guardian
... Morris – deviser of the village college concept, in which cutting-edge buildings were intended to be the heart of lifelong learning within communities.

Mar 12, 2015

High school hosts community education classes
Alice Echo-News Journal
"This is a great way to get the community involved and to engage them in education," said Ann Leal, Community Education Program Director

Politicians must start seeing lifelong learning as an investment – not a cost
The Guardian
The coalition's neglect of lifelong learning undermines its plans to rebuild the nation's skills for work and runs far deeper than even Peter Scott outlined ...

Mar 5, 2015

Busy? Take time to dabble in a class
Battle Creek Enquirer
People are busy," said Mary L. Green, director of Kellogg Community College's Lifelong Learning. "And so if you are a lifelong learner and you love to ...

Feb 26, 2015


Weatherford ISD CommEd Department recognized

Pictured (from left) are Jody Lafferty, Becky Nelson, Carla Stone, Anita Marcle, Donnie McGowen and Dr. Chip Evans.

Weatherford ISD board members recognized the district Community Education Department’s 45th anniversary at a recent meeting.
The Community Education Department, also known as ComEd, is the oldest continuing education department in the state. It was originally formed by then-superintendent Raymond Curtis, board president Shirley Hall and the department’s first director, Bill Pounds.

WISD board recognizes Community Education
Weatherford Democrat
The Community Education Department, also known as ComEd, is the oldest continuing education department in the state. It was originally formed by ...

Portal to support career growth, lifelong learning
SINGAPORE – From self-help articles to psychometric assessment tools to job-matching functions — these are among the features that can be found ...

Lifelong learning
Tyler Morning Telegraph
One mistake young people make is believing learning is a season, a time in your life when you go to school, get an education and move on. The truth ...

Feb 22, 2015

Bulgaria govt approves action plan on implementation of National Strategy for Lifelong Learning
Focus News
Sofia. Bulgaria government has approved the national action plan on implementation of the National Strategy for Lifelong Learning, the press service ...

Feb 12, 2015

Isaac Asimov on the thrill of lifelong learning, science vs. religion, and the role of science fiction in society

Lifelong learning is a bit like exercising. Sometimes it feels like work, but having done it pays dividends in multiple ways.

Feb 4, 2015

A look at 'the oldest-old'
The Daily Titan
Volunteers of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosted “Lessons from the Oldest Old: The 90+ Study,” to encourage lifelong learning and to show that ...

Jan 22, 2015

Power of lifelong learning – cautionary tale from a former colleague

Group provides adults with opportunities for lifelong learning

Texas Tech offers Lifelong Learning classes in HC

Jan 10, 2015

Wi-Fi-Enabled Bus Connects Students in Poor Calif. Community
Education Week News

So far, two buses in the Coachella Valley Unified School District have Wi-Fi technology. The district is still working on how to best use the technology ...

Commentary: Reflections On Donuts, Lifelong Learning And NWACC

Jan 2, 2015

Reflections: Memories of Dad involve 'unique sweets' and lifelong learning
Press Herald
He ignited in me the flame of lifelong learning. He asked, “What's your current learning project? No failure, only learning.” My dad, too, taught me about ...

Guest Editorial: Lifelong learning: seeing things with new eyes
Daily Herald
This year why not include a couple of goals that focus on your learning health and initiate your lifelong learning prowess by taking a community and ...

Another local attraction: Learning
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Citing those statistics, the American Council on Education noted that there are three motivators for older adults to engage in lifelong learning: to learn, ...

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