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New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC)

States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Client(s): Connecticut Department of Education, MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, New Hampshire Department of Education, Rhode Island Department of Education, Vermont Department of Education

Service: Professional Development

Expertise: Teacher Effectiveness and Educational Leadership


The New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) helps the region's adult education programs to improve their effectiveness in enabling undereducated adults to realize their goals as workers, parents, and community members. NELRC is also the publisher of the national education resource, The Change Agent magazine and website. NELRC was established in 1994 as part of World Education through an inter-state agreement signed by all six states' Governors. Each state is represented on NELRC's governing board by their state director of adult education, professional development and practitioner representatives. NELRC works to advance its mission in collaboration with adult education policy-makers, professional development providers, practitioners, and researchers.


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