Texas LEARNS, the State Office for Adult Education and Family Literacy, has recognized Lamar CISD’s Project LEARN as a Commended Even Start Program for 2009-2010. Commended is the highest rank.
This is the second consecutive year for Project LEARN to be listed as Commended. Paula Bauer is the director of Project LEARN.
All Even Start programs are measured on 16 indicators, based on participant outcomes. Child and parent academic achievement is included in those indicators. Programs that met at least 14 of the indicators received the Commended rating. Project LEARN met all 16 indicators.
Project LEARN (Let’s Eliminate At-Risk Needs) is Lamar CISD’s family literacy program. The program offers adult basic education, GED and English as a Second Language for parents. Children receive homework assistance, pre-kindergarten or kindergarten instruction, or developmental child care.
Parents learn valuable job skills, while becoming more involved in their children’s education.