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Based in Washington, D.C., the NCSDAE represents the state directors of adult education (adult literacy, adult basic education, ESOL, and adult secondary education, and family literacy) in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. We work with legislative and administration officials on issues involving adult education at the state and national levels. We also work with other adult education organizations to exchange ideas and solve common problems, and we maintain a nationwide communication network regarding national policy and legislative issues.


NCSDAE's annual Blue Book provides snapshot views of the impact of adult education nationally and in each state. We also publish regular statistics on waiting lists for adult education services, and public comments on relevant legislation and rules.

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Our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resource section includes critical information on how the new law will impact adult education. The Act reauthorizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) with several major revisions.

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NCSDAE covers critical adult education policy news and announcements on our blog, including policy-related research and statistics, information released by the Department of Education and other government offices, hearings, and legislative updates.

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