25 Years

Blog : Adult Education


GED, TASC, and HiSET Practice Questions & Answers

In 2018, Seeds will post questions like those that appear on the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests on social media for #TriviaTuesdays. Bookmark this page for  answers. 11/14/2018 MATH ANSWER: A Of the choices, only line A has a negative slope.       10/16/18 SCIENCE ANSWER: A According to
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Looking Back: Seeds’ Founder Sister Kathleen

~Seeds of Literacy’s Strong Roots Date Back 20 Years to Sister Kathleen~ When Sister Kathleen Kilbane, CSJ founded Seeds of Literacy in 1997, she planted the hope and purpose that would grow into Seeds’ mission today: to provide personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities. Sr. Kathleen
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#SeatsForStudents Campaign a Success!

Seeds of Literacy RAN OUT OF CHAIRS! Yes, you read that correctly. At Seeds West, students arrived to class early just to make sure they had somewhere to sit. “Our students overcome a lot of obstacles in their lives,” Executive Director Bonnie Entler said. “Having somewhere to sit while studying
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Tutor Spotlight

Tutor Spotlight: Connecting with Adult Learners Through Math

“People think you need to be a teacher or retired educator to tutor here, but you don’t,” Dolores Kirn says of the common misconception about volunteers at Seeds. Tutors just need to have patience, compassion, a desire to help, and at least a high school equivalent. “I’m terrible at English,”
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Defining Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Jargon Used In Adult Education

~Understanding the Adult Ed Alphabet Soup~ Most people have childhood memories of letter-shaped SpaghettiOs® or alphabet soup, quick, and inexpensive warm meals served by busy parents.  But as adults, the term “alphabet soup” takes on a far less nostalgic meaning. LOL. IDK. IRS. APB. GED. RTA. Technology has changed the
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Math Boot Camp a Success for Students Struggling with Higher Math

Students typically begin their high school equivalency studies with Language Arts and end with Math. “Math tends to give students the most trouble,” explains Shabreese Murphy, site coordinator for Seeds West. “We have a large number of students who only have their Math test left and they’re becoming frustrated that
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Pure Imagination Brunch Fundraiser [PHOTO ESSAY]

Pure Imagination, our 17th Annual Sowing Seeds of Hope benefit brunch in September, was enjoyed by 185 guests and raised $46,000 for student instruction. This year’s event included AVEJING (a jazz trio from Tri-C), raffle, silent auction, and money cake created by staffer Claudia D’Attellis. Heartfelt thanks go out to
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