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The Innovators Behind the Challenges


Institute for Educational Leadership –  Since 1964, IEL has equipped leaders to work together across boundaries to build effective systems that prepare children and youth for postsecondary education, careers, and citizenship.

Coalition for Adult Basic Education – COABE represents more than 65,000 adult educators who organize efforts to advance national and international adult education and literacy opportunities for all persons.

National Association for State Directors for Adult Education – NASDAE advances the leadership of state staff in adult education throughout the states and territories so that every program will be of quality and excellence as we work together to increase literacy and prepare adults for success as contributing members of our society through work, community and families.

With the generous support of ECMC Foundation and in partnership with the Coalition for Adult Basic Education (COABE) and the National Association for State Directors for Adult Education (NASDAE), IEL will launch an adult Career Pathway Design Challenge to promote innovative career pathway programs for adult learners who do not have any formal postsecondary training or education and lack the skills necessary to put them on a career path; especially those with disabilities.

ECMC’s mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. Click here to learn more about ECMC.

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