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October 31, 2017 - Advancing Equity in Adult, Community College, and Career and Technical Education Symposium

Posted on 09/16/2016

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In support of President Obama’s call to action on expanding college opportunity External link opens in new window or tab , and under Secretary King’s leadership, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has made significant improvements in making sure that all students—regardless of income, home language, zip code, gender, sexual preference, race or disability—have the chance to learn and achieve. In support of these efforts, on Oct. 31, 2016, OCTAE will host the Advancing Equity in Adult, Community College, and Career Technical and Education Symposium. OCTAE will engage with thought leaders in secondary, postsecondary, and adult education to enhance its understanding of issues of equity and access, as well as the challenges and opportunities students experience today. Additionally, the symposium will inform policies and programs in career, technical, and adult education.

This will be ED’s first convening of external stakeholders on equity in adult, community college, and career and technical education. This and subsequent symposia will focus on the following six equity pillars: leadership and policy, performance accountability, research and evaluation, innovation and improvement, social/cultural competency, and advocacy and awareness. Details about participation are forthcoming.

Source: OCTAE Connection – Issue 251,