Classroom Civics Activity – Adult Education Advocacy

November 25th, 2014

Speak-outDevelop an advocacy campaign for this year. Calendar times when you and your students will reach out to legislators. States with strong local advocacy programs generally plan on making at least six contacts with their state legislators throughout the year. It is best when 80% of those contacts come from students.

Some things you might choose to do:

  1. Invite legislators to talk to students
  2. Have students send notes of congratulations.
  3. Have all program students write a letter to the Governor about why they need adult education and how it is helping them transition to postsecondary and /or employment.
  4. Have students write the invitation inviting them to sit in on some classes.
  5. Provide an opportunity for some students to share their stories about why access to adult education is so important to them.
  6. Have students who have been studying citizenship or US history write to express what they value about our democratic society and invite the candidate to talk about that.

Download the Classroom-Civics-Activity-Advocacy package (PDF)

Included in this package are:

  1. A) Website resource for students to find out which district they live in and who their Nevada representatives are.
  2. B) Letter writing campaign template

COABE 2015 Conference Scholarships Available

November 24th, 2014

Nevada Adult Educators is offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity for its members to attend the upcoming COABE 2015 Conference, April 21-24, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

This one-time scholarship will be used to pay the early COABE member registration fee of $375.00.
(Members of Nevada Adult Educators are also members of COABE through our large group membership program.)

Hurry! Applications due by January 31, 2015.

Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed for the COABE member early registration fee of $375.00 upon receipt of completed conference report that will be due May 30, 2015.  See details below.

To apply, click here to complete the online application. Be sure to apply before the application deadline of January 31, 2015. There is a limited amount of funding, so get your application in early!

You MUST be a member of Nevada Adult Educators to apply. Click here to join if you are not already a member.

Not sure if you are a current member? Use our contact form to ask.

Nevada Adult Educators Annual dues are just $35.00 per year. Click here for dues payment options.

Scholarship Requirements

Complete and submit the scholarship application by January 31, 2015. This scholarship is being offered on a first-come first-served basis. Note: Scholarship recipients must complete a one to two page report on the conference activity, which must be submitted to the scholarship committee chair listed in your award letter by May 30, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified via e-mail within 10 days from the date of submission of scholarship application.

Save the Date – COABE 2015 Conference – April 21-24 – Denver CO

October 17th, 2014

COABE 2015


The Commision on Adult Basic Education (COABE) in collaboration with Mountain Plains Adult Education (MPAEA) , Colorado Adult Education Professional Association (CAEPA) , and other leading adult education associations will be holding their annual 2015  conference in Denver, Colorado , April 21-24.

Conference Website

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Webinar – Demystify the College and Career Readiness Standards

September 12th, 2014

Demystify the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)!


On Friday, October 3, Nevada Adult Education and Nevada Adult Educators Present an  informational webinar that presents a brief overview of:

  • What the CCRS are and what they are not
  • Why we need them
  • Major shifts in instruction
  • How the CCRS affect the Adult Ed HS Programs
  • Integrated instruction of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Applicability of the CCRS to all levels of English Language Learners
  • A key ingredient for Career Pathways


This webinar will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) and end at 3:00 p.m.

Claudia Bianca, Nevada’s Adult Basic Education Professional Development Manager, will host and moderate this event.

You must register for this webinar.


Save the Date – UAACCE Conference – October 23 and 24

September 12th, 2014

Save the date UAACCE Conference 2014

The Utah Association for Adult, Community, and Continuing Education will be holding their 2014 conference on October 23 and 24 at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Please contact for more information.

Corrections Programs Celebrate Adult Ed Success with Graduation Ceremonies

September 12th, 2014

During academic year 2014, a record-breaking 1,488 High School Equivalency (HSE) certificates, High School Diplomas (HSD), Associate of Arts (AA) degrees, Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, and/or industry recognized vocational certificates were awarded to Nevada Department of Corrections inmates from school districts including: Carson City School District, Clark County School District (CCSD), Elko County School District (ECSD), Humboldt County School District (HCSD), Lincoln County School District (LCSD), Nye County School District (NCSD), Pershing County School District (PCSD) and White Pine County School District (WPCSD) and colleges including: Western Nevada College, College of Southern Nevada and Adams State College.

Read all about it the attached newsletter.

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NAE Announces Scholarship for Adult Ed Graduates

September 9th, 2014
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Deadline Extended to October 22

Up to $1000 available for postsecondary education.

Any Adult Education graduate who has either received a Nevada Certificate of High School Equivalency or an Adult Standard High School Diploma within the state of Nevada may apply.

Up to $1,000 towards:
 Tuition
 Fees
 Books
 Room
 Board
 Transportation
 Other approved expenses

See for complete details.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2014  October 22, 2014

Governor Sandoval Recognizes Nevada Adult Education

June 16th, 2014



Spotlight on Nevada’s Department of Education

Each week, Governor Sandoval recognizes exceptional achievements, successful programs and initiatives, and a standard of excellence in the work that is being done every day in State government in Nevada. In the spotlight this week is the Nevada Department of Education’s ongoing effort to provide critical high school equivalency and alternative education opportunities that help to reduce unemployment and enhance Nevada’s workforce.

Beginning this year, the State of Nevada became the first in the nation to provide multiple options for High School Equivalency (HSE) assessments. These educational assessments are the basis for awarding thousands of Nevadans a state-issued High School Equivalency Certificate, which affords them a higher likelihood of securing employment. The assessments allow test-takers to demonstrate proficiency in the academic skills that are necessary not only for success on the job, but in postsecondary studies as well. There are nearly 300,000 adults in Nevada who currently lack a high school diploma or an equivalent. By offering multiple methods for obtaining a HSE Certificate, the Department of Education is expanding the pathway to professional success for thousands of Nevadans whose employment opportunities would otherwise be limited.

Nevada’s expanded HSE offerings were recently showcased during the Inaugural Nevada Correctional Education Consortium (NCEC) graduation ceremony last month. The ceremony was the first of the 2014 academic year and was also the first ever to take place at the Carlin Conservation Camp in Elko County. During the ceremony, inmates received HSE Certificates after having completed programs that increased their career readiness skills and technical proficiencies. Studies show that inmates who complete these types of programs are less likely to recidivate than those who do not participate in educational programs, and every dollar spent on basic adult education within the criminal justice system yields a six dollar return on the investment.

The Governor is proud to recognize the success of the Nevada Department of Education’s innovative expansion of high school equivalency opportunities and to shine the spotlight on the dedicated efforts of the Nevada Correctional Education Consortium in helping to make employment and professional success a reality for many Nevadans across the Silver State.