Perspective: Adult Learner Poling Tang writes about High Quality Education within the Adult School System

Poling Tang is a student in the Writing Intensive class taught by Mary Peros at San Mateo Adult School.  The Writing Intensive class helps ESL students develop writing skills for college, career, and civic engagement. Poling wrote the following essay as extra homework during Spring Break, “to express my gratitude to the adult school education system which plays an important ...

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AB86 Says Your Voices Matter

Got concerns about the MOE and funding?  Debra Jones says, “Your voices matter and your perspectives are important especially during this time.”“Use the AB86 inbox,” she advises, to communicate your questions and concerns to the Department of Education and the Chancellor’s Office.You can hear all this on the March 20th AB86 Technical Webinar at about 10 minutes in.To hear this ...

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March 24th Assembly Budget Sub Committee 2 Hearing on Adult Education

Tuesday, March 24th at 9 am in Room 444 in the State Capitol building, Assembly Budget Sub Committee 2 (Education Finance) will meet to look at the money aspect of Adult Education. Needless to say, that’s important. Committee Members are: Assembly Member Kevin McCarty, Chair AM  Rocky Chavez – Rep           AM Chavez was at the Jan 29th, 2014 Oversight Hearing on ...

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Adult Education Block Trailer Bill Language

“Trailer Bill Language is the implementing language of the California State Budget Bill. On this webpage, you can find the Regular Session and Special Session Trailer Bill Language for this year’s Governor’s Budget.”Here is the Adult Education Block Trailer Bill language:Hit the link to see it… An act to add Article 9 (commencing with Section 84900) to Chapter 5of Part ...

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Video of the March 11th Joint Legislative Informational Hearing on Adult Education: Moving Forward

The video of Wednesday’s Joint Legislative Informational Hearing on Adult Education: Moving Forward is available on The California Channel.   Click here to go right to the video. This was an informational hearing. In other words, no one voted on anything. It was a sort of check-in on the whole AB86 process.  Folks checked in to report what is happening in ...

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Acalanes Adult School Closing

??First… wait a minute… wasn’t this not supposed to happen anymore? What about the Maintenance of Effort Clause? Or… if the MOE Clause is ending… what about the Maintenance of Capacity thing? And what does that mean, anyway?  Does it mean that so long as a Regional Consortia is maintaining capacity, it doesn’t matter who provides the Adult Education? Which ...

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2015 Legislative Report

The 2015 Legislative Report is out.The 2015 AB86 Legislative report has been submitted to the Legislature.  The report was jointly developed by the California Department of Education and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. The planning process brought two systems together to assess what we do well and to identify gaps. The report summarizes this work completed across the State ...

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Trouble in Los Angeles

Protesters for adult education yell out against education cuts along with several other groups outside of the LAUSD’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters.Photo Credit:  Barbara Davidson, LA Times Many in and out of LA say, “So goes LA, so goes everywhere.” Is that true?  I’d say, “Yes, no, and sometimes.” I’d also say, “It’s always good to KNOW what is happening ...

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CCAE Leg Day Talking Points

CCAE Leg Day Talking Points  (Leg Day is Tues, March 24th) In the coming weeks leading up to Leg Day at the Capitol, we urge you to familiarize yourself with the following key talking points related to the Governor’s FY 15-16 Budget proposal. This time is a great time to ensure all members are properly educated as we move through ...

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Money Stuff

As we move deeper into budget discussions, it might be helpful to have a collection of links, definitions, etc. where all this money stuff is concerned.  So here we go… Governor Brown’s Budget Proposal.  Adult Ed is mentioned in the K-12, Higher Ed, and Investing in California’s Workforce sections. Trailer Bill Language for Adult Ed Block GrantAn act to add ...

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