Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Innovations and Best Practices under the Workforce Investment Act

Today, the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness held a hearing to examine best practices for improving adult education and family literacy. This is the fourth hearing the committee is holding as it works toward reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act, which provides job training, education programs, vocational rehabilitation and other services to Americans.

Click here for an archived webcast.

Witnesses included:
  • David BerĂ© » President and Chief Strategy Officer, Dollar General Corporation, Goodlettsville, TN
  • Kathy Cooper » Policy Associate, Office of Adult Basic Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia, WA
  • Martin Finsterbusch » Executive Director, VALUE, Inc. (Voice of Adult Learners United to Educate), Media, PA
  • Donna Kinerney, Ph.D. » Instructional Dean, Adult ESOL & Literacy Programs, Montgomery College, Wheaton, MD
  • Roberta Lanterman » Program Director, Long Beach Family Literacy, Long Beach, CA
  • Stephen Reder, Ph.D. » University Professor and Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Gretchen Wilson » Grammy winning recording artist and GED graduate Nashville, TN

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