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Thursday Notes for May 9, 2002

A Factsheet from the Division of Adult Education and Literacy
Office of Vocational and Adult Education

Edited by Sarah Newcomb


Keenan to Lead DAEL

Former Pennsylvania State Director Cheryl L. Keenan will be the new director of the Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL), Assistant Secretary Carol D'Amico announced yesterday. Keenan has played a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the new requirements in Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and is expected to provide a wealth of experience, insight, and vision to the division and OVAE as reauthorization activities are conducted relative to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. Officials say that she is anticipated to arrive at her new post in early June. Contact David Holt.

OVAE to Hold Public Meetings on Reauthorization

Assistant Secretary Carol D'Amico announced this week that OVAE will hold two meetings in June to hear public comments on reauthorization of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The first meeting is scheduled for June 3 in Farmington Hills, Michigan and the second slated for June 4 in St. Louis, Missouri. For details on how to present comments, submit written comments, receive additional information or request accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Additional public meetings are being planned for the summer 2002 in California and North Carolina at times, dates, and locations, to be determined. Stay tuned.

States, OVAE Convene in Charleston

Nearly one hundred State Directors of adult education and state staff are meeting with OVAE officials in Charleston, South Carolina, this week. Meeting participants are working through accountability and assessment issues, learning more about reading instruction for adults and talking about reauthorization of AEFLA. Workshops topics include data matching, test reliability/validity, new ways to measure educational gain and new monitoring procedures. Also covered are ideas for expanding program delivery and access as well as for the next Report to Congress.

Can Dyslexia Be Overcome?

What does Charles Schwab, inventor of the discount brokerage have in common with John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco as well as comedian Jay Leno and political consultant James Carville? They all have dyslexia! For an uplifting moment on how well dyslexia can be overcome--and what it takes to do it--see Fortune Magazine's May 13 issue. This article offers excellent links to websites that help with dyslexia as well as information about dyslexia including dyslexia on the job.

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