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Regents Propose Changes to HSE Policies

At the September Regents meeting the ACCES Committee discussed the proposed amendment of section 100.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, relating to the State High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE). The proposed amendment would update, clarify and make necessary technical changes to section 100.7 including provisions relating to the Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Programs (AHSEP).

Read more here: ACCES Regents Memo Sept 2015

Student Project Tells America’s Story

GreeceSD-Americas StoryStudents in Greece Central School District’s Adult Literacy program have been illustrating events in American history from its discovery to the 21st century.

Adult Basic Education, HSE Preparation, and ESL classes participated in this cross-cultural and Common Core-aligned project that began in July. Students completed research and designs for the panels that portray specific years. Columbus and the Age of Exploration, the American Revolution and Bill of Rights, and the Civil War are just a few examples. The photograph on the right shows a panel painted by one of the students.

Once all the panels have been completed, they will be exhibited in Greece’s learning center.

Share Your Key to Success

During National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, September 21-26, 2015, Share Your Key to Success.

What is your key to success in adult education? Who has inspired you in your education journey? Is it your son or daughter? A parent? A teacher or mentor? Are you your own key to success? Post a picture or video of you with your “key to success” to COABE’s Facebook page now through September 26. Join us in celebrating your journey and those who encourage or inspire you along the way.

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Adult Literacy Education Pioneer Passes Away

Dr. Robert S. Laubach (Dr. Bob), 96, a pioneer in adult literacy education and a ProLiteracy board member, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11. Dr. Bob devoted his life to adult literacy and will be remembered for his many contributions over the past 80 years. Dr. Bob and his late father, Dr. Frank C. Laubach, are credited with teaching more than 100 million adults to read and write in more than 200 languages.

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ONA Offers Entrepreneurship Training

Learn How to Start Your Own Business will be offered by the Office of New Americans on September 14, 2015: Start_your_own_business_-_ONA_flyer.docx

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