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A4CAS Update on AB1846

An update from A4CAS (Alliance for California Adult Schools) on AB1846, the Patty Lopez bill that would increase funding from 500 million to 750 million: Great news! Assembly Bill 1846 (Lopez) passed through the Assembly’s Higher Ed Committee yesterday with a unanimous YES vote (12-0). It will move to the Assembly’s Education Committee next week, followed by the Appropriations Committee. ...

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Perspective: “Anyone Can Teach Adult School? The Fate of Credential Requirements for Adult School Teachers” by Kristen Pursley

Kristen Pursely raises important and urgent questions about the future of credentialing for Adult Education in the following blog post, shared with permission below. Anyone Can Teach Adult School? The Fate of Credential Requirements for Adult School Teachers Posted on April 11, 2016 by kpursley In 2012, in a report entitled �Restructuring California�s Adult Education System�, the California Legislative Analyst�s Office ...

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Challenges & Opportunities for English Learners

By Agung Kristianto, ELL Instructor at MCC I attended a workshop entitled �Challenges and Opportunities for English Learners (ELs) in Mathematics and Science Language� facilitated by Dr. Lia Plakans, Renka Ohta, Crissa Stephens, and Warren Merkel at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference (ICLC) pre-conference session. In this workshop, the facilitators proposed the following ideas: bridging language, math, and science ...

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“Why California’s Adult Schools Need More Money” – from Save Your Adult School

With permission from Kristen Pursley: Why California�s Adult Schools Need More Money Posted on March 26, 2016 by kpursley   While California�s economy  rebounds, and educational institutions from K-12 schools to universities receive healthy increases in funding, California�s adult schools remain mired in the great recession.  A new bill authored by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez (D-San Fernando), AB 1846, seeks to remedy ...

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From CCAE: Prepare for CCAE Leg Day – April 5, 2016

From CCAE – California Council for Adult Education – Advice for CCAE Leg Day 2016: As we’ve worked to reframe and restructure adult education over the last few years, we’ve consistently noted the importance that the new, revised structure and distribution of resources under what is now deemed the “Adult Education Block Grant” (AEBG) be simple, clear, efficient and protected. ...

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CFT Resolution 4 “Ensure Adult Education Exists in Best and Fullest Capacity” Passes at the CFT 2016 State Conference

In mid January, CFT Local 4681 of San Mateo Adult School wrote and passed a resolution about Adult Education.  You can the Local 4681 resolution in full here.   Local 4681 then took their resolution, titled, “Resolution to Ensure that Adult Education Exists in Best and Fullest Capacity” to the CFT Adult Education Commission on January 23rd.   The Adult Education Commission ...

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CCAE Leg Day and State Conference

From CCAE Executive Director Adriana Sanchez-Aldana: CCAE Members and Friends, Throughout the year, there are many important activities that take place in your local chapters; in the six CCAE state sections; and at the state level. The spring brings us two important statewide activities in which I hope you will find yourself actively engaged. Our two statewide events are the ...

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Letter Campaign to Governor Brown for Adequate Funding of Adult Education

Borrowed from Kristen Pursley’s blog Save Your Adult School: Urgent:  Write Governor Brown Today to Request Restoration of Adult Education Funding to $750 Million Posted on February 28, 2016    Between 2008 and 2012, funding for California�s adult schools was slashed by half and never restored.  Adult schools have a new mandate to partner more closely with community colleges and ...

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