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September 2006—Alex Quinn, a project director at the Education Development Center, will join the board of the National Coalition for Literacy, an alliance of the country’s major adult education and family literacy organizations.
Quinn was elected to a three-year term this month by the coalition, which works to advance adult education, language, and literacy across the country. Quinn has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of community-based and educational television, including ten years at EDC.
As executive director of EDC’s Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA), Quinn oversees the development of multimedia materials in the areas of health literacy, family literacy, and financial education designed for adults at the pre-GED level. ALMA produces the Emmy Award-winning TV411, an adult literacy television series airing on more than 150 public television stations across the country.
Date: July 2005
From the NSTA Express: "Every few weeks in the NSTA Express we feature a promising new (or not so new) idea, strategy, and/or innovative program in science and math education that we think merits the attention of more than 200,000 NSTA Express readers. Three hundred middle school students from around the country worked on the Funworks website, created by the Education Development Center to link students' interests and hobbies to future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The siteŚchock full of graphics, photos, interactive games and moreŚcan also be a wealth of information for guidance counselors, teachers, and parents." Read full article at: http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2005_07_18.htm#4