Developing State Policy
State Policy Action Planning
Since 2000, college transition programs have been successfully piloted in all six New England states with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and technical assistance and project management provided by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC). The states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont have all made considerable progress toward developing and implementing statewide systems and funding streams to support ABE-to-college transitions.
Some of the needs cited in an assessment conducted by the New England Literacy Resource Center include:
In 2008-09 the Nellie Mae Education Foundation contracted with the New England Literacy Resource Center to develop a funding initiative to support investigation and planning activities to address some of the existing policy barriers in the states. A key strength of this two-year initiative was that it allowed each state adult education director, in partnership with the state higher education authority and other state level stakeholders, to identify the specific policy barrier(s) their partnership would address and the process they would use for investigation and planning. Each state developed action plans and Memoranda of Agreement that reflected their specific partnership goals and process, which were implemented during the second year of the grant.
Click here to go to the website for Connecticut State Department of Education Transition to Postsecondary Education/Training.
Click here to go to the website for Maine’s Department of Education College Transitions Program.
Click here to go to the website for Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ABE Transition to Community College Programs.
State profiles and action plans will be available on this site in February 2011.