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A Golden Opportunity: Strategies to Focus Adult Education on College and Career

Posted on 05/28/2013

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LearningWorks External link opens in new window or tab 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 External link opens in new window or tab 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 the series addressing the basic skills system in CA, following a previous brief Rethinking Basic Skills in California: Principles for Policymakers. External link opens in new window or tab

LearningWorks was founded in response to recommendations developed at a series of statewide convenings that included a broad cross-section of CCC faculty, student services professionals, administrators, funders, and experts. The founding partners include the Career Ladders Project for California Community Colleges (Career Ladders Project), Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), and the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN). While these three organizations will provide the structural core of the organization, LearningWorks will actively engage and partner with other organizations, experts, and individual leaders—in California and beyond.

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