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“Arkansans Ask: Adult Education”

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We all understand the importance of lifelong learning, but do you know what adult education opportunities are available to Arkansans? Join us and the Arkansas Division of Adult Education to discuss the importance of adult learning, the future of adult education and how Arkansans can get involved on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

In this special program, we’ll celebrate 50 years of adult education in Arkansas, and give you the chance to get to know the variety of programs offered across the state that help improve education and job readiness, including General Education Diploma (GED), English Language Acquisition, correctional education, family literacy and Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE).

Featured in the episode are interviews with Arkansans who have put these Adult Education programs to the test, including Steve Landers, who shares how education and hard work helped him build one of the most recognized businesses in the state. Also featured are graduates and students from English Language Learners, the Arkansas Correctional School and the Conway Adult Education Center.

A panel of experts will join us live in AETN Studios to discuss the importance of adult learning, the future of adult education and how Arkansans can get involved. Expert guests include Dr. Charisse Childers, director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education; Dr. Trenia Miles, deputy director of the Little Rock School District Adult Education Center; and Lloyd Huskey, director of Arkansas Baptist College Adult Education Center. They and program host Lance Turner look forward to answering your questions and hearing your thoughts. You can submit your questions and comments at 800-662-2386, paffairs@aetn.org or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

“Arkansans Ask: Adult Education” is broadcasting during Spotlight on Education Week, Sept. 11-18, on AETN, along with additional adult education programming, such as “Dropping Back In,” — a five-part series addressing the growing number of undereducated adults in America, the societal and economic effects and what’s begin done to help dropouts get their lives back on track. “Dropping Back In” will air Monday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 each night.

“Arkansans Ask: Adult Education” is underwritten in part by Arkansas Adult Education, a division of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS:

Submit your questions and comments at 800-662-2386, paffairs@aetn.org or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

TUNE IN:

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

“Arkansans Ask: Adult Education,” 7 p.m.