Call to action: Adopt a school

Mrs. Rosetta Perry appealed to the audience to Adopt a School, to share in the responsibility for insuring equity in schools. Consider, do schools serving students with greater needs have access to resources, funding, and academic support that effectively serve their needs? Find out more: http://tntribune.com/community/local/nashville/education-in-the-black-community-a-call-to-action-adopt-a-school/

CE Center serves and saves students

“I slipped up and messed up a lot but I’m here now and this school taught me, pushes me to go further than I can,” says Stevie Thomas. “This school brings positivity to my life and change how I act around people and being more professional.”

That’s just one of the comments about a Roosevelt School community education program that for students who can’t find success in a traditional classroom. Read more: https://wrex.com/category/2018/11/19/roosevelt-community-education-center-sees-record-attendance-shifts-in-positive-data/

Netherlands: 1 in 5 adults involved in lifelong learning

In 2017, over 1.7 million people in the Netherlands between the ages of 25 and 65 years participated in a form of adult learning.
That’s because the Dutch government supports ‘lifelong learning’, enabling adults – whether in work or not – to acquire sufficient skills and knowledge to be or remain active in the labour market for the long term. Compared to other EU countries, relatively many adults in the Netherlands participate in learning: over 19 percent in 2017. Only in the Scandinavian countries, this share is even higher. In Sweden, more than three in ten adults engage in education or training, followed by Finland and Denmark. The Netherlands and France complete the top five of countries. Here’s a chart showing comparison:

For more details, visit: https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/news/2018/47/nearly-1-in-5-adults-in-education-or-training

Are universities hubs for lifelong learning?

Of course, universities are hubs for lifelong learning, it is what they have always been although they would call it something different – research, perhaps? But that is probably not what the concept of “lifelong learning” stands for.

Read opinion from Erasmus Salon: https://www.coimbra-group.eu/erasmus-salon-are-universities-a-hub-for-lifelong-learning/

Flint kicks off mentor program

“We had parents doing a workshop with Doctor Laughton from John’s Hopkins University, equipping our parents with strategies to help their kids succeed. Our success mentors were in an orientation so that they can be matched with a student in the city to help support our student success here in the Flint area,” said Kerry Downs of the Flint Community Education Initiative.

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/mentoring-program-celebrated-by-flint-community-education-initiative

How retirees are going back to school

For retirees who find themselves with time on their hands and a willingness to learn, taking classes or even going back to school full time may be an appealing option. Colleges and universities are meeting that demand with everything from dedicated lifelong learning programs to on campus living arrangements.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/21/more-retirees-are-going-back-to-school-in-retirement-heres-how-you-can-too.html

Taking Lifelong Learning into church

NORTH CANTON Walsh’s Lifelong Learning Academy will offer free public lectures by Walsh faculty members and special guests to “enrich the mind and spirit” of local adults. In addition, participants may join the Lifelong Learning Academy for two tours of the classic music and art of local churches.

Two examples are “Pipes: Three Great Church Instruments” which will include organ demonstrations by the resident musicians, and “Panes: Inspirational Stained Glass,” a tour with a demonstration of stained glass art.

Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20180905/lifelong-learning-academy-events-to-include-church-visits

New approach to lifelong learning international

GENEVA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — A new approach to lifelong learning is needed for the future of work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) director general has said in a speech to education and employment ministers at a G20 meeting in Argentina, the ILO said Friday.

“We need to replenish skills throughout a working career, and this calls for revisiting the models and concepts of lifelong learning to create the future we want,” said Guy Ryder, the ILO chief.

Read more: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/08/c_137452859.htm