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5% Project   On July 1, 1993, AB 1943 became law (Education Code 52522), allowing adult education programs, after approval by California Department of Education, to...  
Academic and Career Education Transition Centers (ACET)  A proposed new structure for California adult education found in the draft Strategic Plan (October 2010). ACET Centerw will be designed to efficiently...  
Access to Learning through Online Education (ALOE)  An OTAN project to fund ten agencies in 2012-13 to increase the quantity, quality, and effectiveness of online instruction for adult learners....  
Adult Education Block Grant Technical Assistance Project (AEBG TAP)  This project provides Technical Assistance, Professional Development, and Capacity Building to adult education agencies throughout California. While the...  
Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)  ALMA's mission is to help adults gain the basic reading, writing, and math skills they need to achieve their goals. They create innovative, educationally...  
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)  Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) which was commonly known as welfare, was replaced in July 1997, by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...  
Alternative Schools   Alternative schools serve students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. They provide nontraditional education...  
Apprenticeship (Registered)   Registered apprenticeship describes those programs that meet specific federally approved standards designed to safeguard the welfare of apprentices. The...  
Apprenticeship Program   Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job experience with short periods of formal, technical instruction in designated trades....  
Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium (CAERC)  The Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium (CAERC) is comprised of 14 members and 22 partners from throughout the Los Rios Community College District...  
Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL)  The Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL) seeks to improve our understanding of ways to advance the reading skills of struggling adult learners...  
Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)  The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) project is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of education...  
Electronic Community of Practice (e-CoP)  Electronic Community of Practice is an initiative of the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO). The mission of e-CoP is...  
Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)  The GAIN program was started to provide the education, training and job services necessary to assist recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children(AFDC)...  
Instructor Competencies Self-Assessment (ICSA)  ICSA is an initiative of the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO). Instructors may log into the Web site and rate themselves...  
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)  A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional...  
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)  The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network provides electronic collaboration, access to information, and technical assistance for literacy and adult...  
Technology Integration Mentor Academy (TIMAC)  Initiated in the fall of 2004, the Technology Integration Mentor Academy (TIMAC) is a peer-mentoring-based professional development initiative with the...  
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  The TANF program was created by the Welfare Reform Law of 1996. TANF became effective July 1, 1997, and replaced what was then commonly known as welfare:...  
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