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Arf, Arf! It’s National Poetry Month Plus ACE Poetry Contest Month

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, assisted by Martha Sessums, ACE President, who types faster than Riley April is my favorite month. Not only is the sun shining more which feels so good when you’re taking a nap on the front porch but it’s National Poetry Month. That great month when we learn about and share poetry. Plus, we write poetry for the ninth annual ACE Poetry Contest. And who’s the ACE Poetry Contest Mascot? It’s me again. Arf. Arf. All the ACE Learning Center schools joined the contest, and each school has a cool mascot that...

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It’s About Community – Alpha Parent Center Provides Desks for Students

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in ACE Learning Center, Continuing Education | 1 comment

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE For many students, dealing with virtual learning is hard enough. Add the fact that many homes are small and finding a good place to be online and do homework can make the learning experience even more difficult. But one of the nice things that has come out of the pandemic is our recognition that we are all in this together. We are a community. And communities help and support their members as much as they can. One way that the Alpha community helped is with providing wooden desks to some students that were in...

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Poetry’s Amazing Recent Moments Has Raised Community Voices

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 1 comment

By Martha Sessums, President, Association for Continuing Education Poet Amanda Gorman has brought poetry back into the spotlight at a much-needed time. She became a sensation when she delivered her poem The Hill We Climb at the U.S. presidential inauguration. Her performance and the power of her poem was (and continues to be) reported on from around the world and on social media. She was also asked to become the first poet commissioned to write a poem to be read at the Super Bowl. Poetry. At the Super Bowl. Amanda’s poem honored the essential...

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