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Coming Soon: We Dive into ED’s #SecondChancePell Pilot Program!

Event Title: Unlocking the Promise of Pell for Incarcerated Learners

Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Correctional Education and Financial Literacy groups

Date(s): TBD

Happy Monday, members!

Coming Soon: We Dive into ED’s #SecondChancePell Pilot Program!

Event Title: Unlocking the Promise of Pell for Incarcerated Learners

Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Correctional Education and Financial Literacy groups

Date(s): TBD

Happy Monday, members!

Reminder: Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Dear Colleagues:

Few interventions have been shown to reduce recidivism and prepare people in prison to lead productive lives like access to quality postsecondary education and training (see RAND study findings below).  Today’s OCTAE Connection is another reminder to the field about the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program available to institutions of higher education.  The deadline for institutions to apply for this pilot program is October 2, 2015, for the 2016-17 academic year. Please share this with your postsecondary partners and Correctional Education colleagues.

Bringing Back Pell for Prisoners

Hello All,

The U.S. Dept of Education has been examining the idea of reinstitution Pell Grants for incarcerated students.  The idea has generated controversy in the past, but seems to have good support -- and indeed appears to be moving forward -- from both legislators and the public.  The excerpt below is from a May article written by Paul Fain for Inside Higher Education's online magazine.

"The U.S. Department of Education is poised to announce a limited exemption to the federal ban on prisoners receiving Pell Grants to attend college while they are incarcerated.

OCTAE - Correctional Education Position Available

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL), Office of Correctional Education (OCE) in the U.S. Department of Education has announced a GS-301-13 Program Specialist position.

Call for Grant Reviewers

OCTAE is currently seeking reviewers to evaluate discretionary grant applications for a reentry education grant competition to be announced later this spring. We are seeking individuals with expertise in one or more of: correctional education, adult education, project development and management, evaluation, and community-based organization (CBO) program management.

MPAEA Annual Conference: Preparing Educators for the 22nd Century

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Location: 
    The Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho

Save the date for the April 27-30, 2016 (Wed-Sat), MPAEA Annual Conference to be held at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho.

Tracks to include:

Call for Grant Reviewers

Would you like to be a peer reviewer on federal grants? OCTAE is seeking reviewers for a reentry education grant competition to be announced later this spring. We need individuals with expertise in correctional education, adult education, and/or community-based organization (CBO) program management/evaluation.

During summer 2015, reviewers will be expected to attend a reviewer training webinar, review and electronically score applications, and participate in panel review teleconferences. Reviewers will receive an honorarium. No travel is required.

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