Policy And Legislation

Decorative image for Resource Profile Framing the Opportunity: Eight State Policy Recommendations that Support Postsecondary Credential Completion for Underserved Populations

Framing the Opportunity: Eight State Policy Recommendations that Support Postsecondary Credential Completion for Underserved Populations

2017

This paper presents eight policy recommendations aimed at addressing a projected shortfall in the number of American workers available to fill jobs that require a postsecondary degree or credential.

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Decorative image for Resource Profile Scaling "Stackable Credentials": Implications for Implementation and Policy

Scaling "Stackable Credentials": Implications for Implementation and Policy

2014

This newsletter examines stackable credentials, a buzzword in career pathways. 

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Decorative image for Resource Profile Inmate Literacy: What are the Most Effective and Cost-Effective Strategies to Teach Basic Reading and Math Skills to Adult Inmates in California

Inmate Literacy: What are the Most Effective and Cost-Effective Strategies to Teach Basic Reading and Math Skills to Adult Inmates in California

2011

The report consists of 11 recommendations and supportive narrative and charts that highlight effective strategies for correctional education. 

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Decorative image for Resource Profile Strengthening State Systems for Adult Learners: An Evaluation of the First Five Years of Shifting Gears

Strengthening State Systems for Adult Learners: An Evaluation of the First Five Years of Shifting Gears

2012

This report aims to answer two evaluative questions from the first five years of the Shifting Gears project: 1) To what extent have states begun to adopt and implement an innovative strategy to improve transitions from adult basic education into community and technical colleges, including serving participants in these new ways? 2) What are the factors that influenced progress in the states to adopt and implement  these innovative strategies during the initiative?

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Decorative image for Resource Profile Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons

Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons

2011
This brief is designed to increase knowledge about how states are providing postsecondary education to incarcerated individuals. 
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Decorative image for Resource Profile Policy to Improve Math Teaching and Learning in Adult Basic Education: A Perspective from Massachusetts

Policy to Improve Math Teaching and Learning in Adult Basic Education: A Perspective from Massachusetts

2011
This paper is informed by adult numeracy development in Massachusetts--including what has worked and what has fallen short. The state has developed policy and invested in implementing Adult Basic Education (ABE) program design (“opportunity to learn”) standards, student learning/content standards (mathematics curriculum framework), and embedding a range of important supports for ABE teachers, including paid preparation and professional development time in the ABE Rates System, which are one of the “building blocks” for improving ABE math teaching and learning.
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