Lawrence Education Staff and other adult education providers from around the state gather today in Springfield for the IACEA State Conference, "Facing the Future". Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association members come from such diverse providers as community colleges, school districts, and regional offices of education, the Department of Corrections, and community-based organizations.
Today during the Awards Luncheon, Lt. Governor, Sheila Simon will be presenting the Paul Simon Adult Learner Award to an outstanding adult education learner. The Paul Simon Adult Learner Award was created in 2005 to honor Senator Paul Simon, a great supporter of adult education. Other awards will also be given, the Arthur J Stejskal Teacher of the Year Award, the Administrator of the Year Award and Presidents' Award. The luncheon will begin at 12:00 today at the Springfield Hilton Hotel.