Adult Education Policy and Facts
National Skills Coalition: Federal adult education policy fact sheets and other resources
National Coalition for Literacy: Fact Sheets: Investing in Adult Education PAYS!
National Center for Education Statistics: Adult Learning Fast Facts
World Education: Adult Ed Facts
CLASP: Beyond Basic Skills
Immigration Policy Institute: WIOA Requirements Ignore Opportunities to Support Equitable Access for Immigrants, an analysis of federal regulations, and Immigrants and WIOA Services, a comparison of the sociodemographic characteristics of native- and foreign-born adults in the U.S.
National Data Broken Down by State
National Adult Education PD Consortium (NAEPDC): The NAEPDC updates a legislator resource every year – The Blue Book of state adult education program profiles. Their document, “Adult Education: Supporting the President’s Workforce and American Graduation Initiatives” describes national efforts to align adult education and workforce services and profiles that system alignment by state.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL): New England data (by state)
CareerOneStop (DOL): Labor Market Information (by state)
National Center for Education Statistics: State education data profiles
CLASP: The DataFinder is a search tool developed to provide state-specific data on programs that affect low-income people and families.
National Skills Coalition: 50 State Scan of Skills Equity Policies (summary)
- For more detail, see reports on various policies (by state)
- Publications (by state) are linked from the bottom of this page
- Middle-skill job fact sheets (by state)
New England Information
New England Board of Higher Education
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) promotes greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England by promoting regional cooperation and assisting leaders in the assessment, development, and implementation of sound education practices and policies of regional significance. Find regional information on the Research and Policy page, especially their briefs and fast facts reports.
New England Secondary School Consortium
The New England Secondary School Consortium is a regional partnership that promotes innovation in the design and delivery of secondary education across New England. The partner states work together to close persistent achievement gaps and promote greater educational equity and opportunity for all students. They focus on increasing college readiness, post-secondary enrollment, and retention and graduation rates. See their Common Data Project for regional and state-based information.
Support for Civic Action
The Change Agent – Examples of Grassroots Action: From The Change Agent, examples of adult students making their voices heard in support of adult education.
MIT Living Wage Calculator (by state and locality): Based on an area’s cost of living, find the living wage required to support individuals and families.
The Frameworks Institute, Framing Public Issues: This guide helps readers apply effective communication strategies and frame their work for better public understanding.
The Right Question Institute: Better Questions, Better Decisions Voter Engagement Workshop: This workshop applies the Right Question process to the task of becoming informed voters.
The Change Agent Magazine
The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.