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The Rhode Island Adult Education system is responsible for enabling adults to acquire the basic skills necessary to function in today’s society so that they can benefit from the completion of secondary school, enhanced family life, attaining citizenship, participating in job training and retraining programs, entering employment or post secondary education.

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Rhode Island Adult Education Conference to be held May 8th, 2020 POSTPONED

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UPDATE (4/8/20): The Conference has been postponed until Fall 2020. New date forthcoming.

The Rhode Island Adult Education Conference Committee is proud to announce that this year’s conference will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Warwick Campus. The conference typically brings together over 150 Rhode Island adult educators for a day of professional development and networking. We anticipate a full house this year. In addition to fabulous food, the event will include workshops and a town hall meeting!

We anticipate workshops on innovative work that is improving student outcomes from both local and regional adult education trainers and providers. All sessions are 90 minutes in length with additional time during the day to visit local and national vendor tables.

Look for registration information later this spring. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE, Friday, May 8, 2020

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