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Use Your Common Cents (30-for-30 Challenge Pt 4)

Once again, we’ve assembled a list of ways you, your friends, and colleagues can celebrate and support the Durango Adult Education Center’s three decades of galvanizing the community through continuous learning opportunities. You’ll see that as we approach the top ten items in our 30-for-30 Challenge, we offer this caution: some of these ideas are…

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Got These Back-to-School Essentials?

Lunchbox? Check. Backpack? Check. Notebooks, pencils, calculators. Triple check! There’s nothing quite like the helter-skelter cycle of the back-to-school bonanza. Teachers and staff at the Durango Adult Education Center have been busier than ever, but it’s not because they needed lesson plans prepped or handouts updated. In fact, it’s because we expanded services to Montezuma…

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Cat Got Your Tongue: The Need for English as a Second Language Programs

Has it been “raining cats and dogs” in your neighborhood recently? Do you think learning English is “a piece of cake?” Or have you been “feeling under the weather” with summer allergies? The Rule of Thumb Is There Are No Rules Idioms, expressions, colloquialisms are so commonplace the average native speaker of a language hardly…

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The 30-for-30 Challenge

Archaeologists estimate each pyramid on the Giza Plateau required 30 years to reach completion. The same is true of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Washington Monument, Herod’s Temple, and of course, the Durango Adult Education Center! Building anything meant to stand the test of time takes more than decades. We at the DAEC…

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