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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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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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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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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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