Category Archives: Impact

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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