Job in DC
ESOL Teacher Requirements
Student Eligibility Policy
Job in DC
May 18, 2006
ADULT EDUCATION PROJECT MANAGER/RESEARCHER
MPR Associates, Inc. is looking for a senior-level adult education professional with state-level adult education experience and expertise in adult basic education, English as a Second Language (ESL), family literacy, correctional education, adult learning disabilities, and/or adult secondary education. Excellent project management, qualitative research, policy analysis, and written and oral communication skills a must. Master’s or Ph.D. degree required and at least 10 years experience working in the field of adult education.
MPR’s current adult education work informs national and state policies that support adult basic education, adult secondary education, ESL, citizenship, EL Civics, family literacy, and correctional education. Examples of project activities include: coordinating national and state initiatives; conducting research, literature reviews, feasibility studies, and environmental scans; performing qualitative studies, including case studies; analyzing, reporting, and disseminating data; developing policy papers and other reports; providing technical assistance and professional development; convening expert panels; developing materials for adult immigrants; and developing and disseminating resources for state-level staff, program administrators, and instructors through print materials and the Internet.
Position is located in our Washington, DC office. Visit our website for more information: http://www.mprinc.com.
MPR Associates, Inc., founded in 1980, is a medium-sized consulting firm with headquarters in Berkeley, California and a small office in Washington, DC. We specialize in adult, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education research.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and vita to:
MPR Associates, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
Berkeley, CA 94704
Fax: (510) 849-0794
MPR Associates is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities, disabled & veterans are encouraged to apply.
ESOL Teacher Requirements
May 16, 2006
Colleague Question-ESOL Teacher Requirements
Our colleague Marty Kelly (UT) wants to know:
Question # 1. Do you have licensure of adult education staff who are teaching ESOL?
Question # 2. Do you have other requirements for staff who are teaching ESOL?
PLEASE RESPOND TO MARTY at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will compile responses and post them on the web as a resource for all.
May 10, 2006
Colleague Question-Student Eligibility Policy
Denise Pottmeyer (OH) is working with the lawyers to rewrite eligibility policy for adult students. If you have such, could you share?
Remember: Respond to Denise at
Phone: (614) 466-5015
Fax: (614) 728-8470
CQ: Can you please send any policies you have related to who can participate in ABE programs related to any of the following:
Ability to Benefit
May 9, 2006
Colleague Question-Regional Programs
Greetings, Here is a question from Debbie Varner (WV).
REMEMBER: Do not reply to this email. Rather, reply to Debbie at 304.558.5616 or email@example.com
West Virginia is a small, rural, geographical-challenged state. We are currently funding over 60 grantees. Several of these grantees provide services through very small adult education programs. We would like to consider the establishment of multi-county or regional consortia that could provide services through a more consistent, coordinated, and seamless system.
Has anyone in a rural state adopted such a regional approach? Would you share your implementation process with us? I would welcome any advice. You can call me at 304.558.5616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Debrah F. Varner, Assistant Director
Office of Adult Education and Workforce Development
WV Dept. of Education
Building 6, Rm 230
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.
Charleston, WV 25305
May 31, 2006
Campus-based Literacy Programs:
If you have a college or university in your state, and who does not, you might want them to know about SCALE-Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education. SCALE supports campus-based literacy programs that engage college students as volunteer and paid literacy tutors for children and adults.
SCALE is one of our partner members in the National Coalition for Literacy.
Fall SCALE Conference:
Call for Presenters: Attached is a “call for presenters” for their fall conference November 3-4, 2006 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC-Go Tar Heels!!--the only national conference devoted to the interests and concerns of campus-based literacy programs.
Conference Agenda: The conference agenda can be found at http://www.readwriteact.org/rwa/2005ConferenceAgenda.pdf. If you have a SCALE affiliate in your state, please encourage them to attend.
Technical Assistance for creating affiliates:
If you want to encourage the development of campus-based literacy programs, contact SCALE or refer your colleges to the SCALE website at http://www.readwriteact.org/. SCALE can help your colleges and universities establish campus-based affiliates. They provide technical assistance, training, and a resource library for member organizations.