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Dreams, Best If Used By

Do dreams come with expiration dates? When should you rule out a goal as out of reach or impossible?   Ed Lettman was days away from high school graduation when the principal expelled him. The offense?   “Fraternizing,” Lettman alludes with his characteristic wry chuckle. He points out the 1970s were different times for young…

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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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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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