Montana LINCS Update
12/1/08
Greetings from Montana LINCS

 

 

1.  MTLINCS Research Item #5:  Low Parent Education

RISK 2: Low Parent Education Deters Children's Learning

Today, one in four U.S. working families is low-income, and one in five American children lives in poverty.  And in many of those households, the parents or caregivers are employed, but they lack the education and skills necessary to earn family-sustaining wages.

Reach Higher, America:  Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce, Report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, June 2008. National Commission on Adult Literacy, www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org, p. 5

Question:

With the economic problems that our country is experiencing, is your program encountering an influx of individuals who, as the report above states, are lacking "the education and skills necessary to earn family-sustaining wages"?

Click here to mail a response to MTLINCS.

2.  Responses to MTLINCS Research Item #4

Take a look at what your ABLE colleagues had to say about the information they heard at the Reach Higher, Montana Conference.   Click here!

 

3.  MABLE Updates posted

Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/mable_updates.htm#2  for a list of current MABLE updates.  Any new updates will be posted on this link

4.  Where in the World Are You?

Click here (http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiableww.htm) to find out WHO MT LINCS has captured now?  Bobcat and Griz colleagues can and do collaborate!  

5.  Montana ABLE Colleagues Stay Busy

In case you haven't noticed, Montana ABLE folks are extremely busy with Funding Formula, Distance Learning, Content Standards, Leadership Academy, Directors, and MAACE Board meetings.  Need to know where and when to go?  Click here to check out MTLINCS calendar. 

 

P.S.  Remember -- if you are having trouble with the links in this email, go to the Email Archives at the top of the MTLINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/index.htm  .  Also if you no longer wish to receive this mailing, please let me know!  Thanks!

 

Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101

norenehp@bresnan.net