Category Archives: Education

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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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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Final Exam: One Student’s GED Path

No matter how hard it was, Myriam Costantino Balageur knew she could not quit. No matter how tired she felt; no matter how many times she failed, she absolutely could not give up on her education. She was going to earn her GED. “What will my children think if I quit,” Myriam reflects. “I had…

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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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What is Adult Education?

For many people, the term adult education is synonymous with continuing education or lifelong learning; that is, the classes grown ups take for fun (many years after the sting of mandatory education finally softens). Speak German in Drei Easy Steps. Digital Photography for Beginners. Dance, art, finance, welding, the topics are endless. While lifelong learning…

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