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July, 2002

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NAEPDC
News, Views, and Clues
July 23, 2002

NRS Resources

 

During the last month, Pelavin (AIR) conducted a number of DAEL-sponsored NRS training sessions around the country, and I think you will agree that they were well done.  As a follow up to those training sessions, the Consortium has offered to collect examples of state resources for our colleagues.  They will be housed on an NRS Resource page on our web site at www.naepdc.org/resources/nrs. Please send any of the following URLs or electronic documents you might like to share:

 ·       Student Goal Setting Policy Statements

·       Student Goal Setting Procedures

·       Student Goal Setting Training

 ·       Assessment Policy Statements

·       Assessment Procedures

·       Assessment Training

 ·       Other NRS Training Components

 ·       Other NRS Resources

 We will add resources to the web site as they come in.

 Keep up the good work.  Let me know when we can help.

 

NAEPDC
News, Views, and Clues

July 24, 2002

BUILDING STATE SUPPORT
FOR ADULT ED IN YOUR STATE

 

With state budget pressures, adult education programs have to fight for their funds, if not their lives.  The Professional Development Committee, Linda Warner (IN) Chair, is building a session for our National Training Institute (November 6-9, San Francisco) around strategies states have used to build support from state decisions makers including: 

·        State Legislators in general

·        State Legislator Education and Finance Committee Chairs and Members

·        Inside your own agency

·        Other Agency Heads

·        Governors and Lieutenant Governors

·        Business and Labor

 Have you developed successful materials or strategies for any or all of these key audiences?  

 If so, please send electronic copies, URLs, or brief descriptions of materials and strategies to me with the SUBJECT “STATE SUPPORT,” and I will compile them for the Professional Development Committee.

 

We may all need new strategies if the state budget crunch continues.  Thank you for sharing your work.

 

 

Keep up the good work.  Let me know when we can help.

 

NAEPDC

News, Views, and Clues

July 25, 2002

 

TESTIMONY:  REAUTHORIZING WIA

 

 

To:  State Directors of Adult Education

 

From:  Garrett Murphy

 

Subject: Consortium/Council Testimony to the U.S. Department of Education on WIA Re-authorization as requested in the May 28 Federal Register

 

            In the May 28 Federal Register, the U. S. Department of Education issued a request for testimony regarding the reauthorization of WIA.   The State Directors’ Consortium and Council are submitting testimony.  That testimony will be in three parts.

 

1.      A set of bottom line principles similar to the set we provided for the authorization of WIA.

 

2.      A report on the results of the WIA cross-title survey that 50 of you responded to.

 

3.      Replies to the several questions posed by the U.S. Department of Education in the May 28 Federal Register announcement of the June public hearings.

 

The first two documents are attached to this message.  I should have #3 done by close of business today.

 

I encourage you to submit written testimony also.   The deadline for submission of comments is July 30.  Feel free to use the information in the attached documents, but speak to any issues that you feel need to be addressed in reauthorization also.

 

Please let me know of any concerns that you may have by e-mail (Murphy@naepdc.org) as soon as possible.

 

Keep up the good work.  Let me know when we can help.

 

NAEPDC

News, Views, and Clues

July 11, 2002

 

Reading Research—Thank You NIFL

 

As you are well aware, a part of our challenge under WIA is to consider “whether or not the program uses instructional practices . . . that research has proven to be effective in teaching individuals to read.”  As you are also well aware, research on adult reading is rare.

 

The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), with Partnership for Reading funds, will be publishing a compilation of the existing research in a booklet entitled Adult Education Reading Instruction.  The web version can be found now at http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/adult_reading/adult_reading.html

“The Adult Reading Instruction area on this Website presents evidenced-based practices for teaching reading to adults in adult basic education and family literacy programs. These practices are divided into the categories of reading assessment profiles, alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and computer technology. First-time users are encouraged to browse the Using the Adult Collection link. In addition to presenting suggestions for teaching reading to adults that derive from research with adult readers, suggestions are also presented from research with readers at the elementary and secondary level in order to augment and support the adult research.”

 

The Partnership for Reading from Reading First (a part of No Child Left Behind) instructs NIFL to disseminate information on children, youth and adults.  Thus, even though it is primarily a children’s bill, it does have this important adult component.

 

 

 

Keep up the good work.  Let me know when we can help.

 

NAEPDC

News, Views, and Clues

July 23, 2002

NRS Resources

 

During the last month, Pelavin (AIR) conducted a number of DAEL-sponsored NRS training sessions around the country, and I think you will agree that they were well done.  As a follow up to those training sessions, the Consortium has offered to collect examples of state resources for our colleagues.  They will be housed on an NRS Resource page on our web site at www.naepdc.org/resources/nrs.

 

Please send any of the following URLs or electronic documents you might like to share:

 

·       Student Goal Setting Policy Statements

·       Student Goal Setting Procedures

·       Student Goal Setting Training

 

·       Assessment Policy Statements

·       Assessment Procedures

·       Assessment Training

 

·       Other NRS Training Components

 

·       Other NRS Resources

 

We will add resources to the web site as they come in.

 

Keep up the good work.  Let me know when we can help.

 


NAEPDC
News, Views, and Clues

July 9, 2002   

A Must-Have Document

If you print out no other document this year, print out this one.

Attached on legal paper is a Core Indicator Crosswalk for 13 Federal Job Training, Vocational, and Employment Programs for 12 performance indicators, courtesy of Jon Weintrab, recently retired Policy Analyst for OVAE. (To request that a copy of the Core Indicator be sent to you via email, please contact brjames@naepdc.org.)   

Many of the performance indicator definitions include “numerator” and “denominator” definitions as well.

In our discussions in February regarding “Coordinated Funding Streams” we emphasized the importance of understanding our partner’s language.  This Crosswalk will help you in that regard.


NAEPDC
News, Views, and Clues

July 9, 2002

The New Americans Mini Series—PBS 2003

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), is developing a mini series for PBS for 2003 that traces five families (Nigeria, India, the Dominican Republic, the West Bank, Mexico and Vietnam) as they make the trek from their homelands to America.  The series is intended to foster awareness and appreciation of the immigration and transition of these families including examples of their early education experiences in community colleges and vocational institutions.

In the attached email and announcement you will see that ITVS is looking for outreach suggestions for the series.

“I'd also welcome feedback from some key individuals about how local public television stations might collaborate with adult educators in their communities and states.  Is there an interest in holding immigrant fairs for instance, that would help introduce newcomers to various community and state resources? Because we plan to offer small grants to local public television stations to conduct outreach activities, we're looking for recommendations for model programs and collaborative activities.”

 The series with its support and outreach materials provides an opportunity to plan community discussion groups and other community involvement activities to promote understanding among the various members of a community.

 Please pass this information on to your ESL programs and your public television stations. 

 Keep up the good work.  Let me know when we can help.

NAEPDC
News, Views, and Clues

July 9, 2002

National Workforce Policy Newsletter

 Attached is information on a free national workforce policy newsletter from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  This monthly newsletter provides updates on policy action surrounding workforce access, retention, and advancement. 

 Your state and local workplace education practitioners might find the newsletter and the related resources helpful in planning workplace education services. 

The URL for the “Job Initiative” is http://www.aecf.org/jobsinitiative/ and  click on the “Workforce Policy Newsletters.”

 

 

 

 

 

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