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US Government Wants 100 More Adult Schools by 2020

Updated: December 7, 2016

At the recent Adult Schools Growth Forum in Washington DC on December 1 2016, hosted by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, a commitment was made to create 100 more high quality schools for adult learners and disadvantaged adults by 2020.

That’s within just three years time.

The goals include holding regular information sessions for interested adult students, as well as for their families and community leaders in order to gauge the interest in particular communities for the opening of a new school in the area.

The idea of running the forum was to explore whether there was a need and demand to increase the number of properly resourced, top quality schools for adults in the United States, including:

  • Adult and family charter schools
  • Pilot schools
  • Other schools for adults

Over the next three years, the US government wants to add at least 100 of these adult schools across the country.

It’s estimated that there are about 36 million adults across the US who would serve to benefit from these additional schools. Many of these adults will include single mothers, working moms and other women like you who want the opportunity to study, while receiving financial and other support. That’s what these 100+ new schools are going to be designed to provide.

This is brilliant news for mothers and adults in general who want to go back to school; either to finish your education or to embark on a new study path. The fact that the new school initiative will target disadvantaged and low income adults and families means that even if you’re struggling for money, this could provide an opportunity to go to school where you’ll have all the support you need.

Another very encouraging thing is that the forum is said to be just one step in a broader conversation about how to improve and expand the options that adults have for their education. This includes bringing together people from all parts of society – from government departments and federal agencies, to community leaders and decision makers in states and cities.

This focus on making education accessible and affordable for adults like you, especially single and low income mothers, will open new doors to some amazing opportunities in the very near future as we see the goal of 100 new adult schools by 2020 become a reality.

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