Category Archives: Policy Paper

“More Unprepared Than We Thought: Adult educational attainment,” an SREB Fact Sheet

“Low-skilled workers are being left behind as technology shifts the workforce toward the middle-skills level. Educators and policymakers will need to reach these adults with education and training to fill plentiful, well-paying middle-skill jobs in their states. This [2018] fact sheet summarizes trends and state policy concerns.” – SREB (Southern Regional Education Board), November 2018

Incarceration to Reentry: Education & Training Pathways in Ohio

CLASP (Policy Solutions That Work for Low-Income People) LogoThis brief (May 21, 2018), by Wayne Taliaferro and Duy Pham, explains how Ohio is aligning education and training opportunities for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated. This is the third entry in our series “Reconnecting Justice in the States,” which explores coordinated justice, education, and workforce policy and practice at the state level. It is part of CLASP’s continued commitment to leverage criminal justice reform to expand economic opportunity and help achieve racial equity.

About CLASP: The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for low-income people.

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Shining a Light on Virginia’s Adult Literacy Crisis

Virginia Issues and Answers (, a public policy journal published by Virginia Tech, has just released its summer issue, focusing on literacy.

The feature story, Virginia’s Not-So-Hidden Secret: The Adult Literacy Crisis, was written by Resource Center staff members Victoire Gerkens Sanborn and Hillary Major. The article highlights national and state statistics which reveal that more than 2 million adults in Virginia struggle with basic or below basic literacy skills.

To download the article and find information you can share with your local legislators, community leaders, funders, potential funders, and colleagues, click here or go to:

We encourage you to download the full article to distribute to your community leaders.