Adult Education Student Shares Value of Program with State Legislators

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Lawmakers have a better idea of how budget cuts to the state's adult education funding could impact local programs, thanks to a whirlwind visit, to Washington, D.C., by adult education students, including a woman representing Queen Creek.

Maria Alvidrez, part of the Queen Creek Unified School District adult education program, was in the nation's capital, on Sept. 26-27, as part of a new, national campaign called "Educate and Elevate."

The campaign pro-actively educates policy-makers about the importance of adult education and how it is an investment in America's future, according to a press release.

Joining the Queen Creek school district in the campaign were the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning and more than 55,000 adult educators from the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. Read the full article >