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Adult Basic Education Advisory Council

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advisory Council advises the Commissioner of Education on matters pertinent to the development of ABE in the Commonwealth. To accomplish that goal, the Council will:

  • assess statewide trends and needs;
  • seek public and professional input;
  • analyze information regarding Adult Basic Education;
  • advise and make recommendations regarding legislation, regulations and program guidelines; and,
  • provide other programmatic recommendations, as it deems necessary, to fulfill the goals established by the Board of Education.

The ABE Advisory Council is to meet during the year and to submit a report to the Commissioner by June 30, 2016.

FY2015-2016 Council Members

Mr. Ernest BestExecutive DirectorMassachusetts Alliance of Adult Learners
Designated by legislation
Ms. Maureen CarneySenior Workforce Development StrategistMassachusetts American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations
Designated by legislation
Ms. Christine CordioDirector Adult EducationMassachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
Designated by legislation
Mr. Ben ForemanResearch DirectorMassachusetts Institute for New CommonWealth (MassInc.)
Designated by legislation
Ms. Barbara Krol-SinclairDirectorIntergenerational Literacy Program - Chelsea, ELC
MA Coalition for Adult Edu (MCAE)
Designated by legislation
Ms. Mary SarrisExecutive DirectorNorth Shore Workforce Investment Board
Designated by legislation
Ms. Lisa SoriconeSenior Project ManagerJobs For The Future

Name of council chairperson appears in bold type.

FY15 - FY16 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, May 5, 2016ESE Room 30310:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 23, 2016 ESE Room 202/20310:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FY2014-2015 Meeting Schedule

Friday, October 24, 2014ESE Room 40110:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2015ESE Room 137C10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, June 12, 2015ESE Room 3011:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Friday, June 19, 2015ESE Room 4012:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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Contact Information

Jolanta Conway
MA ABE State Director
Phone: 781-338-3853

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016
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