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Gail Spangenberg gspangenberg at caalusa.org
Mon Oct 1 09:21:51 EDT 2007


New York, NY 10-1-07 -- The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy
(CAAL) has released a new Policy Brief by senior analyst Julie Strawn
of the Center for Law and Social Policy. This publication, POLICIES
TO PROMOTE ADULT EDUCATION AND POSTSECONDARY ALIGNMENT, was prepared
for the 3rd meeting of the National Commission on Adult Literacy on
August 20, 2007. As introduced by its author, the publication focuses
on "helping adults with lower skills and/or limited English
proficiency earn postsecondary credentials that open doors to family-
supporting jobs." It examines obstacles to moving toward this goal --
with major attention to lack of alignment between federal and state
adult education efforts, job training services, and postsecondary
education policies. It also draws attention to the financial,
personal, and family challenges that prevent adults from seeking and
completing programs. Numerous policy and action recommendations are
given for Commission consideration. The publication is available for
download from the website of the National Commission, at
www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/pandp.html It is also
available in bound version from CAAL (for pricing and ordering
instructions, bheitner at caalusa.org).

Other materials developed for various meetings of the National
Commission are also available at the Commission's website. The
website, and publications and the activities of the National
Commission, are supported by grants and in-kind support from the
Dollar General Corporation, The McGraw-Hill Companies, the Ford
Foundation, and several individual donors including Harold W. McGraw,
Jr.




Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy
1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Fl
New York, NY 10020
212-512-2362, F: 212-512-2610
www.caalusa.org



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