Advancing Innovation in Adult Education

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Identifying Innovative Program Practices   

Welcome to the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education project. We’re on a mission to find innovators in adult education who are helping learners develop knowledge and skills, gain secondary credentials, and transition to further education and employment. Use this site to explore innovative practices in the field and learn how you can submit your practice for consideration.

The Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Project is a five-year effort to identify and highlight innovative practices in adult education that lead to improved outcomes. The project (Contract No. 91990018F0047) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and is executed by Manhattan Strategy Group and Abt Associates.


We’re currently accepting applications for Round 3! Contact us at for technical assistance with your application. Applications are due by January 31, 2021. Apply now!

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What’s an innovative practice and why should I apply?

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Meet the innovators in adult education.

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Learn how to submit your innovative practice for consideration.

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