Kansas sees decline of adult education participants in 2015

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Adult education in Kansas is mirroring a nationwide trend as the lowest number of people in five years enrolled in the state’s programs in 2015.

The Kansas Board of Regents annual report on adult education says more than 7,100 Kansas residents participated in adult education in 2015. Lawrence Journal-World reports that more than 9,000 participated in 2010.

Susan Fish, the Regents’ director of adult education, says the program’s target participants include more than 225,000 adults who don’t have a high school education and more than 57,000 with limited proficiency in English. She says this target population has declined over the years nationally and in Kansas as many adults who lack high school diplomas age.

 

 

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