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–Susan Lytle Gilmore, Ph.D., Director of Adult Education, Sacramento City Unified School District
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Model Program Nomination Open!
Don't miss this golden opportunity to showcase the remarkable progress and innovative strategies your program has implemented throughout the year! We invite you to honor these achievements by submitting your nomination for the Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Recognition. Join us at the annual CAEP Summit 2024 for a chance to be celebrated by your peers. Hurry, as the nomination window closes on May 30, 2024. Visit our model program nomination portal to discover the criteria and rubric details. Celebrate your program's accomplishments—nominate today!
The Executive Summary - 2022-2023 Annual Plan
We encourage you to carefully peruse the Hanover executive review, which is organized around core topics including strategic objectives, educational requirements, the integration of services, and transitions. Consider the insights from this report while formulating your Annual Plan.
Hanover Executive Summary's; 2022-2023 CAEP Governance Analysis
We are delighted to provide you with the latest analytical insights from Hanover Research. As you delve into the critical task of examining governance frameworks and bylaws, you will find the "Executive Summary - 2022-2023 CAEP Governance Analysis" to be an essential resource. Its relevance and thoroughness are tailored to assist you in this period of strategic review and decision-making.
California Adult Education Programs National Briefing on High-Impact Practices
In partnership with the Chancellor’s Office, the California Department of Education, and CAEP Leadership, an independent research team led by Dr. Barbara Endel was commissioned to collect evidence-based high-impact practices from 12 of CAEP’s strongest programs. The intent was to document what is working well and how other programs in and outside of California can use the research for continuous improvement. The project resulted in a set of exciting findings from interviewing 12 CAEP exemplars in Fall 2023. These findings merit CO/CDE/CAEP to share what is working with a national audience interested in knowing what California is doing well. Register for this webinar on February 26th 10:00 a.m. PST through the link below!
2024 TDLS registration is OPEN!
The Technology and Distance Learning Symposium, hosted by OTAN, is an annual conference featuring engaging, interactive presentations and vibrant discussions. This event is designed to demonstrate effective ways of incorporating technology to enrich the learning experience, expand educational reach through a combination of in-person and online learning, and improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of adult education programs. TDLS caters to a diverse audience including educators, coordinators, administrators, and support personnel within California adult education agencies. Additionally, it is relevant for adult education professionals working within school districts, community colleges, community or faith-based organizations, volunteer literacy programs, nonprofit agencies (both public and private), public libraries, state institutions, and correctional facilities.

California Adult Education Program

Building Partnerships that Count

Be Proud – California is Diverse. Just as our regional economies are diverse across California, so are the adult learners that live in, and contribute to, their communities. Because of this diversity, CAEP empowers 71 regional consortia to design innovations and best practices that align with the goals of adult learners; these innovations are in turn shared among consortium members and partner agencies, sparking a synergistic trading of ideas and a vibrant, growing body of knowledge.

The high quality programs and practices developed through the integration of K-12 adult education and community college resources on a regional level are uniquely suited to equip all available workers with the tools they need to contribute to California’s economic growth.

There are close to 400 CAEP members and more than 1,000 community partners within our 71 consortia that work synergistically through our multiple partner locations in every part of the state to create available access points for adult learners.