By Susan Frey
California’s experiment in rethinking adult education can now be monitored through a website created by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.
The LAO recently released the Adult Education Consortium Tracker, which provides demographic, funding and student enrollment data for 71 consortia made up of school districts, community colleges and other community agencies that serve adults. The website also gives background information and shows how each consortium’s demographics compare to the state.
The site includes an interactive map locating the 71 consortia, lists of training programs, their budgets and career technical information that used to be scattered across many sites, said Debra Jones, dean of the Workforce and Economic Development division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.