Monthly Archives: May 2013

Promising Results of MDRC Evaluation of LaGuardia’s GED Bridge to College and Careers Programs

Since 2007, LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) has worked to redesign its approach to high school equivalency preparation by providing contextualized, career-focused GED bridge classes that integrate basic skills instruction with occupational content to prepare adult learners to pass the GED … Continue reading

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National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors: Leading Transformational Change

The first day of the 2013 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors largely focused on what is needed to achieve truly transformational change in adult education.  The case for transforming our adult education system was made clear during the … Continue reading

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This Thursday: TAACCCT Grant Applicants Online Panel Discussion

The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department and Education invite you to attend a live online panel discussion this Thursday, May 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This session will highlight important focus areas for the third … Continue reading

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OVAE Visits with 12 for Life Program Representatives

Last week OVAE hosted several visitors from the 12 for Life program to learn more about their innovative education, training and employment program aimed at vulnerable youth in Carrollton, GA and Florence, AL.  The program, which was developed by Southwire … Continue reading

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Pre-solicitation for Improving Adult English Language Instruction

UPDATE: The PWS has been released. Proposals are due June 14, 2013. Questions are due May 21, 2013 noon EST. Please find all materials on the FedBizOpps site by searching for the solicitation number ED-VAE-13-R-0025. OVAE is seeking a company to … Continue reading

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Webinar Follow-Up: Correctional Ed Technology Resources

Last month OVAE hosted a webinar on emerging community college correctional and reentry education models and the many contributions community colleges can make to promote more effective reentry of incarcerated individuals.  During that event, Brian Walsh from Peninsula College in … Continue reading

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New IES Funding Opportunities Available!

The Institute for Education Science (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education released FY 2014 funding announcements for five grant competitions in education and training research last week.  There are three opportunities in particular that may help advance research and … Continue reading

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How Articulating the Registered Apprenticeship Certificate to College Credit Creates Opportunity

Now more than ever, maintaining America’s competitive edge requires that workers obtain relevant post-secondary credentials and that employers have access to a well-trained and highly-skilled workforce.  For decades, the national Registered Apprenticeship system and the nation’s extensive network of two- … Continue reading

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Pre-solicitation for Implementing College and Career Readiness Standards

OVAE is seeking a contractor for the new procurement, Implementing College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards in Adult Education. This project will support the development and delivery of educational programs able to prepare adult students for postsecondary school and career … Continue reading

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Literacy Means Business

Literacy Means Business was the title of a public dialogue hosted by the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia that focused on the role of the business community in career pathways and adult education and training. Johan Uvin, OVAE Deputy Assistant … Continue reading

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