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Adult Education

Adult education is a public education program for all adults. Adult schools offer free to low-cost classes for adults 18 and older. Students can get a high school diploma, general education diploma (GED), learn about jobs, learn to speak English, and learn how to become a U.S. citizen. Adult schools are located in many cities and towns.

  • For more information about adult education, contact your local school district.
  • The Adult Education - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of adult education.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators and others who are directly involved with adult education.

Program Overview
A description of the California Adult Education Program and the Adult Education Office (AEO) staff directory.
Adult Education Block Grant Program
Adult education is a public education program for all adults. The Adult Education Block Grant provides funds to support these activities.
Federal Grants Administration
Information for grantees regarding implementation of the Workforce Investment Act, Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Section 225, Section 231, and English Literacy and Civics Education Programs.
Governance & Accountability
Information and resources to help adult education and literacy providers maintain compliance with federal and state law.
Instructional Support
Support from the California Department of Education to agencies ensures that adults have the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents, and family and community members.
Resources
Information, reports, news bulletins, useful resources for program development and implementation, and links to additional resources.
Directory of Schools
A directory for local literacy providers or programs of special interest; the directory allows customized searches by region, city, program, or other unique features.
Recently Posted in Adult Education
  • Funding Results (added 29-Aug-2019)
    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II
  • Coalition Data and Document Submission (added 28-Aug-2019)
    Provides additional guidance as part of the California Department of Education Adult Education Office for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) for Fiscal Year 2019-20.
  • Program and Accountability Requirements (added 28-Aug-2019)
    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant recipients must adhere to the following requirements.
  • Data Collection and Accountability Requirements (added 28-Aug-2019)
    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant recipients must complete the following requirements and submit the required documentation by the deadlines listed below.
  • Due Dates for Data and Document Submission 2019–20 (added 28-Aug-2019)
    Schedule of due dates and submittal activities required for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant.

  • WIOA Supplement Not Supplant FAQ's (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Supplement Not Supplant provision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act.
  • Management Bulletin 2018-02 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Provides guidance, information, and directions about retention of records for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grantees.
  • Management Bulletin AEFLA 2018-01 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Provides guidance regarding program fees to workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grantees.
  • Management Bulleting 17-01 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Provides guidance regarding program fees to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grantees.
  • Management Bulletin AEFLA 2013-01 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    This Management Bulletin provides guidance regarding the federal Supplement Not Supplant rule to adult education programs receiving Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant funds.