Governor Brown’s May 2015 Budget Revise

Here it is –  Governor Brown’s May 2015 Budget ReviseClick here for Department of Finance California Budget Page – full details of the budget are comingNote:  Friday, May 15th, at 12 noon,  the AB86 Webinar will be on the Adult Ed budget with representatives form the Department of Finance. Adult Education The May Revision maintains $500 million Proposition 98 General Fund ...

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The Battle for Adult Education in California: Historical Context

From left to right,Bruce Neuberger, George & Kristen PursleyCynthia Eagleton At the 2015 Network for Public Education Conference in Chicago, Kristen Pursley, Bruce Neuberger, and I presented a panel entitled, “The Battle for Adult Education.” The Conference was deep and powerful.An AEM post on the conference is coming soon.  Cuts and reform in California Adult Education are part of a larger ...

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Perspective: Competing Visions

From left to right: Bruce Neuberger, George & Kristen Pursley,Cynthia Eagleton At the 2015 Network for Public Education Conference in Chicago, Kristen Pursley, Bruce Neuberger, and I presented a panel entitled, “The Battle for Adult Education.”The Conference was deep and powerful.  The keynote speeches and several workshops are available to view online – and I highly recommend that you do so.  Cuts and ...

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Same Story – Different Continent

Across the pond from us, in the United Kingdom, Adult Education is undergoing similar reforms and cutbacks.Check out these blogs and articles for more information: The Learning Age The Learning Age:  Adult Education and Austerity Dancing Princesses blog “Adult Education is Being Slashed and Burned – This is Too Important to Ignore” – by Lola Okolosie, The Guardian, March 2015 ...

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All Out for West Contra Costa Adult School

Even as things are generally improving for Adult Schools and Adult Education, yet another Adult School faces a serious challenge.  This time, it’s West Contra Costa Adult School, where Kristen Pursley, author of the Save Your Adult School blog and founder of COSAS (Communities United to Save Adult Schools), works.  Other COSAS members work there, as well.   Many parts -if ...

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Want More Info @ Adult Education, Adult Schools, and Adult Learners in Action?

Start here: a4cas.org  —-  website with links to most everything adulteducationmatters.blogspot.com—— search by topic saveouradultschool.org— the best facts and analysis around on Adult Ed policy unitedadultstudents.org—- Adult Learners in action in Los Angeles smaceesl.blogspot.com — ESL Student Blog � search �student voice� for student essays & actions saveadulted.wordpress.com – record of advocacy for Adult Ed in Los Angeles Hit the “read ...

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Task Force Breaks New Ground on Immigrant Integration

From The Hill’s Congress Blog: Task Force Breaks new Ground on Immigrant Integration  April 17, 2015 This week, the White House Task Force on New Americans released a first-of-its-kind report on integrating immigrants into American society. It breaks important new ground and furthers our national discussion on the issue. Its recommendations represent a step forward that must be built upon. ...

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Short List of Growing Support for Parent Education and Older Adults

State Funding for Older Adults and Parent Education Adult Education will end in July of this year. All along, many folks have thought these programs were valuable.  They simply didn’t think there was enough money to pay for them, coming out of Great Meltdown of Wall Street, Main Street, and Adult Education. Others, like the folks at the LAO (Legislative ...

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People Are The Wind; Politicians Are The Sail: Growing Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy for Parent Education and Older Adults Programs

Lick your finger and stick it in the air. Feel that? The wind is shifting. Hit the link to learn more and go here for the short version.The Back Story A year or two ago, many people – in and out of the Legislature – felt that Parent Education and Older Adults Adult Education programs were valuable but couldn’t be saved.  We ...

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AB 1112 (Lopez): New Hope for Family Literacy and Parent Education

Assemblymember Patty Lopez has introduced AB 1112, which would provide state funding for Family Literacy and Parent Education.  State funding for Parent Education will otherwise end on June 30th, 2015, as Parent Education is not one of the five core programs funded through AB86.  Analysis of Assembly Bill 1112 (Lopez) Date of Hearing: April 8, 2015 ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION ...

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