Adult Education & Family Literacy Week 2019

Celebrate the Innovations! Federal adult education policy and I are both well into our 50s.  Perhaps that’s why I’m entering 2019 Adult Education & Family Literacy Week in a reflective mood.  Adult education’s history reveals policy spurred by military preparedness, immigrant influxes, economic downturns, and historic inequities.   Today’s context is no less complex, and the … Continue reading Adult Education & Family Literacy Week 2019

New Federal Guidance on IET Leaves Us Wanting More

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is the core educational program design in adult career pathways–a research-proven strategy.  While IET efforts have been evolving for as long as we have had a federal investment in adult education (e.g., workplace literacy, Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL), contextualized high school equivalency), IET is now well-defined in … Continue reading New Federal Guidance on IET Leaves Us Wanting More

Welcome Judy Mortrude to Our Team!

World Education US welcomes Judy Mortrude to our staff as Senior Technical Advisor.  Judy has taken over directing the LINCS Professional Development Center and will continue supporting state efforts to scale and sustain integrated education and training and assist states in meeting the state leadership requirements set forth in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) … Continue reading Welcome Judy Mortrude to Our Team!

No Matter What Obstacle Is Thrown My Way… Celebrating Single Mothers in College

Single mothers represent 11% of undergraduate students in the U.S. They bring a unique set of strengths as college students and are assets to their schools and communities, despite the challenges they face juggling multiple family, work, and educational obligations. Single mother students have a great deal to offer colleges that invest in them, and … Continue reading No Matter What Obstacle Is Thrown My Way… Celebrating Single Mothers in College

The Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success Project

Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement is the first Pay for Success project to focus exclusively on adult education and workforce development for low-skilled adults. This innovative program model is being implemented by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) at five program sites in Greater Boston. Pay for Success program models are unique because private investors provide up-front … Continue reading The Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success Project