Senior U.S. Education Official to Address National Adult Education Conference in Rhode Island

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Johan E. Uvin, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, will address the eighth annual National Conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education Thursday in Warwick, Rhode Island. Uvin will discuss the administration’s adult education initiatives, focusing on transitions to postsecondary education and training.

The conference is sponsored by the National College Transition Network at World Education Inc., which supports adult education leaders in establishing and strengthening college transition services. Uvin’s office coordinates programs related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.

The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child and adult deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education’s work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including Race to the Top, ConnectED, School Improvement Grants, as well as ED's work to expand access to preschool and make college more affordable.