adult education

No more attending classes: These community colleges let students learn at their own pace.

BY: - October 25, 2023

Jaqueline Yalda, who has been a campus police officer at El Paso Community College in Texas for a decade, sought a promotion earlier this year. But first, the department required her to complete a college-level course in criminal justice. It had been many years since Yalda had taken any college classes. And at age 38, […]


Opinion: I’m working to revitalize an Indigenous language and bring it into the future

BY: - October 10, 2023

Language is foundational to Indigenous communities, including my own, and a vital connection to our cultures. It is well documented how residential schools in Canada and boarding schools in the U.S. devastated Indigenous languages and severed cultural connections. While our languages are in decline, efforts to sustain them are ongoing, and I am taking part […]

Biden administration urges Oklahoma to fix underfunding of land-grant HBCU

BY: - September 18, 2023

States engaged in decades of underfunding of land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities, leading to a more than $12 billion disparity with comparable white institutions, leaders of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. “Unacceptable funding inequities have forced many of our nation’s distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

Universities to press for legislative policies to increase Oklahoma STEM graduates

BY: - September 11, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s colleges and universities plan to press lawmakers for additional funding and policies that will allow them to focus on increasing graduation rates in high-demand professions.  In particular, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education plans to focus on boosting the number of graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. […]

Millions enrolled in new student loan repayment program

BY: - September 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 4 million federal student loan borrowers are enrolled in the Biden administration’s new repayment program, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of Education. With the pause of more than three years on federal student loan repayments coming to an end in October, and the Supreme Court’s summer decision to […]

Surveys reveal little improvement in Oklahoma’s literacy rates since 2012

BY: - August 29, 2023

About 1 in 5 Oklahoma adults struggle to read and comprehend written English, newly released research shows.  Over 500,000 Oklahoma adults could be either functionally illiterate in English or would struggle to paraphrase, make low-level inferences, or compare and contrast written information, according to the findings of a national survey, called the Program for the […]