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From the ECS State Policy Database: Postsecondary Students--Adults - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Assessment of Opportunities and Models for Adults to Complete the Baccalaureate Degree at Virginia Four- Year Institutions - The researchers assess adult degree completion programs at Virginia universities and colleges, and identify strategies to improve these programs and related services. Key findings include: the proportion of working-age adults in Virginia who have attained a bachelor’s degree or higher compares favorably to other states while there are significant discrepancies between regions of the state, and between various demographic groups; affordability and accessibility are common barriers; and the programs serve primarily those students with a strong motivation to obtain a degree. Strategies to overcome the barriers are included. (Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development, March 2012)...

Building Integrated Pathways to Sustainable Careers: An Introduction to the Accelerating Opportunity Initiative - Accelerating Opportunity seeks to fundamentally change the way adult basic education is delivered in eleven states and to ensure that those states' policies encourage dramatically improved student outcomes in terms of completing credentials of value in the labor market. (Rachel Pleasants, Jobs for the Future, August 2011)...

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