1. MT LINCS Research Item
Twice a month MT LINCS will send a snippet of research your way. Let MT LINCS know what you think about the research item and how it might impact your program. If you have any research you would like to share with other Montana ABLE participants, click here and send it to MT LINCS to post.
High School Dropout Rate
High school dropout rates are staggering. Every year, one in three young adults—more than 1.2 million people—drop out of high school. Even more alarming, many high school graduates who do complete high school lack basic skills and readiness for job training and college.
: Overcoming Crisis in the America Workforce, Executive Summary, Report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, June 2008. National Commission on Adult Literacy, www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org U.S.
Has the drop-out rate
Have you seen the new and improved MT LINCS website? Check it out at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/. Click on the Montana ABLE star points to see what's happening in Montana.
3. MT LINCS Email Archives
All MT LINCS emails are now posted at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/email_archives/email_archives_index.htm. You will now see the link at the top of the MT LINCS homepage.
PDF's of the following powerpoints have been posted at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiable.htm :
- Distance Learning
- MABLE Primary Area of Instruction
Just a reminder to the participants of the Leadership Academy - the ProLiteracy link is now active.
6. MAACE Board Minutes
Click here for minutes from the September 16 MAACE Board meeting.
7. MPAEA 2009 Call for Presenters
Planning for the MPAEA's 2009 Conference (Lifelong Learning: It's More Than Luck!) to be held March 1-4 at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas is in full swing!
Pre-conference sessions are booked, but there is still some room on the stages March 2-4. There are openings for presentations geared to ABE/literacy, ESL, GED, Corrections, family literacy, and community, continuing, and higher education.
The Call for Presenters, due September 30, is posted at http://www.nvadulted.org/mpaea2009/; Program Chair is Kathy Biagi, email@example.com , 775/684-3341.
Leadership Activities, ABE Nevada
The Dyslexia Research Registry: Making the Difference in Reading Research
The goals of this discussion are the following:
1. To introduce you to the Dyslexia Research Registry and to explain how it works.
2. To inform you about some of the research topics associated with this lab.
3. To discuss the importance of research in understanding reading and dyslexia.
4.To let you know how you can become involved in research through the Dyslexia Research Registry.
Nearly 3.5 million civilian, noninstitutionalized 16- through 24-year-olds were not enrolled in high school and had not earned a high school diploma or its equivalent in October 2006, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). A new NCES report, Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2006, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over three decades, from 1972—2006, including characteristics of dropouts and completion rates during those years.
10. Community College Symposium Now on the Web (Info taken from OVAE)
OVAE’s June National Community College Symposium held in Washington, D.C., is now available as a webcast. The meeting of college experts contributed to the research base for OVAE’s community college initiatives. It followed the March 2007, Secretary’s Summit on Higher Education, which was based on findings and recommendations from the 2006 Commission on the Future of Higher Education that offered an action plan for a 21st-century higher education system.
P.S. Remember -- if you are having trouble with the links in this email, go to the Email Archives at the top of the MT LINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/ . Also if you no longer wish to receive this mailing, please let me know! Thanks!