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Adult Education and Literacy programs funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provide English language, math, reading, and writing instruction to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, or enter college or career training.
On May 18, 2013, Governor Rick Perry signed Texas Senate Bill (SB) 307, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013), which transferred responsibility for adult education from the Texas Education Agency to TWC.
Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) rules were adopted by TWC on February 4, 2014. The AEL rules position TWC to reestablish and prioritize adult education and literacy services for Texas around current and future education demands and workforce development needs, fully implementing the intent and objectives of the Texas Legislature outlined in SB 307, as well as direction provided by the Commission and stakeholder input.
TEAMS (Texas Educating Adults Management System) is the data management system for federally-funded Adult Education and Literacy programs in Texas. TEAMS access is limited to people who work for an adult education and literacy grant recipient or sub-recipient.
On February 4, 2014,TWC adopted the following rules related to adult education:
The rules take effect February 24, 2014.
On September 10, 2013, the Commission approved the following policy concept for public comment. The comment period ended on October 1, 2013.