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Announcements

Here's where you can find announcements from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U. S. Department of Education concerning AEFLA implementation.  

Dear Colleagues, In our efforts to keep you informed of changes that will impact the field, OCTAE is giving early notice of changes that will occur in December within the LINCS Learning Portal. LINCS will be retiring the following 13 online self-… Read More
In recognition of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge that will expand career opportunities for adult learners through pre-apprenticeship programs… Read More
Dear Adult Educators, I wanted to reach out to join you and our nation in celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy week. This week calls us to highlight the life-changing difference that adult education programs are making in… Read More
In anticipation of National Adult Education and Family Literacy week and to help meet the needs of students through such uncertain times, we are excited to announce the attached professional development opportunity in an effort to support states and… Read More
White adults make up the largest percentage of U.S. adults with low levels of numeracy, according to the most recent results of a survey on adult skills. The National Center for Education Statistics released a new Data Point report today, September… Read More
Due to the disruption of services resulting from COVID-19 and the necessity to do our work differently, the National Association of State Directors of Adult Education is planning and conducting the annual National Training Institute (NTI) as a… Read More
Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce that we have published a notice in today’s Federal Register providing information about our proposal to extend and revise an existing information collection request (ICR) for the National Reporting System (… Read More
The Council on Economic Mobility (Council) is seeking stakeholder input through a request for information (RFI).The Department of Education is a member of the Council, along with the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Labor, Health and Human Services… Read More
Dear Colleagues, On July 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and Rehabilitation… Read More
Dear Colleagues, OCTAE released two sets of Frequently Asked Questions (OCTAE Program Memorandum 20-3 and OCTAE Program Memorandum 20-4) to provide guidance and assistance to States and local programs with continuity of operations in a COVID-19… Read More
The Southeast Regional Educational Laboratories (REL) has developed a self-study guide to help adult literacy education providers collect, organize, and analyze evidence that they can use to improve program performance. The guide provides a template… Read More
On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the “Report to Congress of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Recommended Waiver Authority under Section 3511(d)(4) of Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and… Read More
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) provides substantial relief to students and educators who have been profoundly affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This law authorizes the Secretary of… Read More
On March 27, 2020, OCTAE released the first set of Frequently Asked Questions (OCTAE Program Memorandum 20-3) to provide guidance and assistance to States and local programs with continuity of operations in a COVID-19 environment. OCTAE is now… Read More
Hope this message finds you safe and well. As a follow up to the Town Hall held on March 18, 2020 to discuss questions and concerns related to COVID-19 and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act program operations, OCTAE has released the first set… Read More