adult education

noun

Definition of adult education 

Examples of adult education in a Sentence

The university offers a popular program of adult education.

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District officials argue that their adult education program may be a better way for some students to succeed. Howard Blume, latimes.com, "L.A. school district says more are graduating, but rate may not show it," 20 June 2018 But Billy Enriques, an Abilene school board member and Baptist who for years volunteered to teach adult education courses at a local Catholic church, would like to see more done to keep children from Mexico with their parents. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Abilene (a Trump hotbed) braces for its 'tent city' for immigrant children," 18 June 2018 Police later found a suicide note in his pocket, Dill’s new employer, Santa Clara Unified, serves over 21,000 students in preschool through high school as well as adult education at 27 schools. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Dieguito Superintendent Eric Dill resigns for new post," 1 June 2018 Alvarado, 68, lives in Logan Heights with his wife, Mary, and also teaches computer technology through the Sweetwater Union High School District’s adult education division. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "He saw kids like himself and wanted to be a 'Good Neighbor'," 30 June 2018 Her group, as well as other churches and the local branch of the International Rescue Committee, helps immigrants not only with their legal paperwork but also with adult education and how-to courses on living in the U.S. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Abilene (a Trump hotbed) braces for its 'tent city' for immigrant children," 18 June 2018 The additional cuts include vice president of adult education, assistant vice presidents assigned to work in academic and student affairs and vice president of institutional effectiveness. Eric Stirgus, ajc, "Georgia Piedmont Tech to cut several high-ranking positions," 1 June 2018 At the age of 49, Washington was able to focus on her own education, and enrolled in an adult education program to get her GED diploma in 1978. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "89-year-old woman with 12 children graduates college," 24 May 2018 Much of adult education focuses on helping dropouts get a Graduate Equivalency Degree (G.E.D.), or high school equivalency credential, but research has shown that G.E.D. holders generally earn only as much as high school dropouts. Alina Tugend, New York Times, "Goodwill Working to Help Dropouts," 5 Apr. 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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adult education

noun

English Language Learners Definition of adult education

: a course of study for adults

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