The California GED Academy was originated by the California Department of Education in the mid-1980s as an in-service and
networking opportunity for GED teachers working in adult education programs. Its purpose was to improve student learning and
to build a peer support system among GED teachers. The collection consists of papers and flyers collected by a participant
and leader in the GED Academy and covers the period 1984-2006. Of particular interest are copies of memos to the field from
the California Department of Education proposing to plan for an academy and announcing the first academies. Several documents
relate to the evaluation of the first year of the academy.
The Joint Board Task Force on Noncredit and Adult Education was established in 1997 as a result of Governor Pete Wilson's
veto message of Assembly Bill 824 which proposed the establishment of a joint working group composed of representatives of
the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the California State Board of Education to address mutually important
and recurring issues. The Joint Board Task Force which came to be known as the Joint Board Committee (JBC) held five field
public meetings for experts to present testimony on four policy areas: scope of instruction, funding issues, quality and accountability,
and collaborative planning. The members that staffed the committee were known as the Interagency Coordinating Team (IACT).
In December 1998 the committee produced a report detailing 12 recommendations to promote quality learning opportunities for
student success. The committee communicated with the field via a comprehensive Web site.
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California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications
should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.
The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.