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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, 2017.

FY2016-2017 Council Members

Mr. Ernest BestExecutive DirectorMassachusetts Alliance of Adult Learners
Designated by legislation
Jamie CamachoDirectorMassachusetts Department of Corrections
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
Susan LaneSenior Advisor to the Commissioner for P-16 Access and AlignmentDepartment of Higher Education
Designated by legislation
Ms. Mary SarrisExecutive DirectorNorth Shore Workforce Investment Board
Designated by legislation
Ms. Lisa SoriconeAssociate Research DirectorJobs For The Future
Ms. Michele SedorDirectorSystem for Adult Basic Education Support & ABE Professional Development Center (SABES)

*Name of council chairperson appears in bold type.

FY16 – FY17 Meeting Schedule

October 14, 20161:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 303
February 13, 20171:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 304
June 12, 20171:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 301

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Contact Information

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

Last Updated: October 17, 2016
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