Portland Adult Education Students Graduate from USM and SMCC

"Thirty-three alumni of Portland Adult Education graduated from USM and Southern Maine Community College last month. Hardly any adult goes to school full time. The four-year plan of high school and college that structures and drives traditional students does not fit. Adults are working multiple jobs, raising families and caring for elders full time. They get sick, they give birth, family members die. They lose jobs and change shifts. Amid all of this, adults stop and start school; they find the pockets and corners of their lives that afford space to learn. They are not sophomores or juniors; they are taking one or two classes at a time to earn a high school credential or a post-secondary certificate or finish college. This is long-haul learning." Read here more.

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