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Kentucky Adult Education
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 250
Frankfort, KY 40601

502/573-5114 V/TTY or
800/928-7323 V/TTY
FAX:  502/573-5436

For questions, problems or comments related to this Web site, please contact Toni Quire (toni.quire@ky.gov).


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.

Enrollment in Kentucky Adult Education is at an all-time high and, more important, students are succeeding.  They’re getting their GEDs®, they’re moving on to postsecondary education, they’re getting jobs, and they’re advancing in their careers.

For the best examples of our successes, take a few minutes to read about the students featured at the top of each of our Web pages – these are real Kentuckians who are achieving self-sufficiency and their life goals through education.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE).  They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.


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