Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) is a unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). SABES is the adult education professional development (PD) system of ACLS. 
The SABES PD System provides PD offerings that are responsive to the Massachusetts AE Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD). View the ALCS monthly mailings, posted each month to the ACLS website. The ACLS monthly mailings contain materials that are important to adult education programs and that will help to serve our current and future students as well.

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ACLS: Upcoming Events

The one-day Adult Education Directors’ Meeting will be held at the Devens Common Center 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens MA01434 Thursday, May 21, 2020

ACLS: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Massachusetts Department of Education, ACLS's Disability Services Page
Check out the ACLS Disability Services page for links to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to Workforce GPS. You'll also find for...
Resource Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Dyslexia Web Page
ESE’s Office of Special Education Planning and Policy has launched a new webpage entitled Specific Learning Disability: Dyslexia.The webpage includes...
Resource Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education
From the Abstract:  The purpose of this handbook is to help state leaders improve the odds of generating sustained organizational support...