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 Adult Education Programs and Policy (AEPP) can be found at
The mission of AEPP within the New York State Education Department is to promote, develop, and support adult education programs with the goal of providing adult students with successful pathways and transitions to post secondary education, apprenticeship training, employment opportunities, and the workforce.

NYS Regional Adult Education Network Training Calendar of Events provides information about professional development offerings of the RAENS.

NYS Literacy Zones are a reform initiative developed by the NYS Board of Regents and the State Education Department to close the achievement gap in urban and rural communities of concentrated poverty and high concentrations of families and individuals with limited literacy or English language proficiency. Literacy Zones provide pathways out of poverty for individuals and families. New York State Education Department has identified 18 Literacy Zones across the State.

TeachingtotheCoreNY This website is dedicated to providing adult educators across New York State with real-time, peer reviewed learning tools and resources, and professional development opportunities in support of reaching the State's vision for a college and career ready education for all adults and out of school youth students.

CollectEdNY  Provides an online platform for adult literacy educators from across New York State to provide leadership in this field and to share their wisdom and expertise. Project staff and content specialists from across New York State choose resources based on their potential utility for NYS adult educators in providing high quality instruction as they prepare students for the High School Equivalency exam and develop the power of adult education in the Common Core era.

New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE) A professional association for adult educators that provides resources, advocacy and conferences.

The United States Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (US DOE OVAE) administers and coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ( offers a variety of resources for their customers, the organizations that serve them and the public. English Language Civics ( provides an easy way to learn about American history, geography, and culture. New lessons, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, and videos are added every week.

National Reporting System (NRS) is an outcome-based reporting system for the State-administered, federally funded adult education programs. It provides adult education staffs and others interested in adult education programs reference materials and training related to the guidelines of the NRS.

The National External Diploma Program (NEDP)  is an applied performance assessment system that assesses the high school level skills of adults and out-of-school youth. The NEDP evaluates the reading, writing, math and workforce readiness skills of participants in life and work contexts.

The Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) was created to help states build their capacity to promote English language learning and academic achievement of adults learning English and  to improve the skills of teachers and administrators in adult English as a second language (ESL) programs.

The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)  is a national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources. They also provide discussion lists and a national literacy directory.

The Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Wiki is a community of practice with links to research for practitioners, researchers, learners and others. Learn about adult literacy education here, including English language learning, numeracy, and adult basic and secondary education. Add knowledge from your experience teaching or tutoring adult learners, from research or professional wisdom, or from your experience as an adult learner.

The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC) was incorporated in 1990 to fulfill a desire of State adult education staff to enhance their professional development. The NAEPDC plans programs and activities to support adult learning initiatives.

The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) is the research center for adult education operated by the Harvard School of Education and World Education. Focus on Basics is a monthly newsletter that focuses on the latest research and best practices in adult education.