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Kentucky Adult Education
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 250
Frankfort, KY 40601
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A 1998 task force concluded that adult illiteracy was “a fundamental barrier to every major challenge facing the state” – from education reform and economic development to its citizens’ basic health and well-being.
Recognizing the hindrance that an undereducated workforce has been on the state’s economy, Kentucky’s leaders moved aggressively to make adult education a top priority.
The Kentucky Adult Education Act passed by the 2000 General Assembly created a partnership with the Council on Postsecondary Education, increased funding and set the stage for dramatic improvements in the educational status of adult Kentuckians who lack a high school diploma, function at low levels of literacy or want to learn English.
The Council on Postsecondary Education’s 2011-2015 Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education focuses on four urgent priorities—college readiness; student success; research, economic, and community development; and efficiency and innovation. Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) is responsible for Policy Objective 2 under college readiness. Click here for KYAE’s plan for accomplishing the objective.
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