Mass. plans to update adult education
Additional focus on job training, college
Massachusetts education officials are planning to retool adult basic education programs to focus more intently on preparing students for college or further job training, instead of simply passing high school equivalency exams. More than 20,000 adults enroll in adult education programs annually with the goal of building a better life for themselves or their families. But many of them frequently discover, after earning a high school equivalency diploma, that they are not academically ready for college or lack the skills for decent-paying jobs.