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RCSD’s Literacy Zone to Hold Career Fair

The Rochester City School District’s Northeast Literacy Zone will host a Career Fair for Rochester residents on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Office of Adult and Career Education Services campus at 30 Hart Street, Rochester from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Career Fair will provide a pathway out of poverty for individuals and families living in the Rochester NE Literacy Zone. The Office of Adult Career and Educational Services’ (OACES) Literacy Zone focuses on meeting the literacy education and entry level employment and training needs of the Rochester community. Other organizations partner to provide a variety of supports to Literacy Zone participants.

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Celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is celebrated September 26th – October 1, 2016.AEFLW logo2016

In order to leverage resources to support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness about the need and value of adult education and family literacy.

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NSC Releases Report: Upskilling the New American Workforce

This new report from the National Skills Coalition showcases seven program models from around the United States that serve immigrant workers. The programs help immigrants acquire the foundational and technical skills needed for middle-skill employment. Go to:
http://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/news/blog/nscs-new-report-showcases-model-immigrant-skill-building-programs

Look Here for Student Statistics for Programs

Both Finger Lakes and State Statistics for AEPP-funded programs can be found here for 2014 - 2015: Finger Lakes Region Adult Education Student Statistics and  2015Data Tour of NY For 2014-2015

Finger Lakes Teacher Awarded Mini-Grant

Mini-Grant KLeenayNYSED and CUNY awarded Kate Leenay, a teacher at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, a mini-grant for her proposal Inquiry Based Mathematics in the ESOL Classroom. At the NYSED/CUNY Teacher Leader Institute on March 10-11, 2016, Kate demonstrated how  inquiry based learning can be used to not only develop interest in the subject of math, but also how to incorporate diverse and complex language acquisition into practical lessons. Kate also provided example lesson copies to each participant and online access to the entire “ESOL Toolkit in Mathematics.”

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