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Serving America’s Lowest Skilled Adults

   by Gail Spangenberg and James Parker (NCAL President & Vice President) The “adult education and literacy” field, as traditionally defined, was on the verge of losing federal funding when the enactment of WIOA and reforms within the Adult Education & Family Literacy Act breathed new life into it in 2014.  Many of the reforms reflected urgings of Reach Higher, America, the report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy. Staff of NCAL (then CAAL) spent considerable time walking the halls of Congress to discuss the findings of the Commission and vital WIOA provisions.[1]  As part of the process, the Commission’s overarching recommendation, a new Adult Education and Economic Growth … Continue reading

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