— A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: Strategies to Focus Adult Education on College and Career

March 14th 2013 - News Release

 “Other states have confronted the same challenges with which California is now wrestling. Some have made major strides in redesigning their education and workforce systems to accelerate students’ acquisition of basic math and English skills and improve students’ success in accessing and completing postsecondary programs connected to labor market opportunities.”

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY:
Strategies to Focus Adult Education on College and Career 

LearningWorks is releasing a new brief addressing the current dialogue regarding reforming California’s adult education and community college systems – A Golden Opportunity: Strategies to Focus Adult Education on College and Career helps to inform the current debate by examining four policy levers utilized successfully by other states to facilitate the change: governance structures; state strategic plans and funding guidelines; innovation initiatives; and accountability systems.

This brief was authored by Barbara Baran and Julie Stawn for LearningWorks. Golden Opportunity is the second in our series addressing the basic skills system in CA, following our previous brief, Rethinking Basic Skills in California: Principles for Policymakers.

Click here to download the report.

 

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