Some Advice from CCAE

This was sent out August 8, 2015 to CCAE members: Some Advice from CCAE As some of you might have noticed the previous message was sent out last year. (Note from Cynthia:  I deleted the post from this blog.)  Seems like the important issues then are still the important issues now. Below is updated advice on MOE vs MOC which should ...

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Perspective: Kristen Pursley on the Issue of Fees for Adult Education

Kristen Pursley COSAS Communities Organized to Support Adult Schools The following is a perspective piece from Kristen Pursley, founding member of COSAS (Communities Organized to Support Adult Schools) and author of the Save Your Adult School Blog.   She is against charging fees for Adult Education.  She lays out her reasons for this and gives background on the topic in this letter to ...

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GED and High School Diploma Success Stories

From San Mateo County Times (July 2015) Columnist Carolyn Livengood, a story of why Adult Education matters: Proud San Mateo Adult School 2015 GraduatesPhoto Credit: Tom Jung San Mateo Adult School awards 44 high school diplomas, 31 GED certificates?San Mateo Adult School awarded 44 high school diplomas and 31 GED certificates at its annual graduation ceremony held June 17 for graduates ranging ...

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Older Adults Adult Education in the News and in the Budget

In the final part of the budget process, funding for Older Adults Adult Education ( — to at least some degree), was added into trailer bill AB104.  The new budget was signed by Governor Brown and it goes into effect tomorrow July 1, 2015.   The new trailer bill language in AB104 can be found here.Here are three articles and an announcement ...

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AB104: New Rules for a New Era in Adult Education

AB104 is the trailer bill about Adult Education.Go here to read AB104 in full.Go here to get to it via the AB86 website (the place to go for info about the new Regional Consortia system). There are lots of things to learn and understand.Here are a few bits.  First, from the AB86 website: AB104: Adult Education Block Grant The California Legislature ...

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CCAE: Adult Ed Block Grant Package Signed by the Governor

From CCAE – California Council for Adult Education – Legislative Analyst Dawn Koepke:   Adult Ed Block Grant Package Signed by the Governor   Today we breathe a sigh of relief that the future of adult education, particularly with regard to adult schools, will be much brighter and more stable going forward.  The Legislature took the Governor’s May Revise budget ...

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