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Office of Adult & Continuing Education (OACE)


The New York City Department of Education's Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) is the largest provider of adult literacy education services in New York State. OACE provides over 900 tuition-free classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) for adults age 21 and over.