First Step in the Dance: Brown’s Budget Proposal

“May I have this dance?” This Friday, January 9th, Governor Brown is expected to present his proposal for the 2015-16 budget. The MOE – the Maintenance of Effort – Clause, which has been holding the K12 Adult School system up since flex broke it, ends June 30, 2015.  Removing the MOE is like taking a cast off a broken leg.  ...

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All Out For Berkeley Adult School

Destabilization leads to problems.Destabilization makes an individual, a group, or an institution vulnerable to disease, infiltration, attack, and at worst, death or extinction. Stabilization not only keeps the individual, group or institution strong, it enables the individual, group or institution to provide shelter, support, and sustenance to others.  Help or harm – in domino effect. Hit the “read more” link ...

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CFT: Adult Educators Facing Uncertain Future

From the December 12 “Inside CFT” e-newsletter:CFT fights for Adult Educators facing uncertain futureAdult educators across the state face an uncertain future.  The Local Control Funding Formula eliminated funding for adult education, and districts are only required to fund it through the end of this school year.  AB 86 legislation created new structures to fund adult ed in both K-12 ...

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Set Your Clocks to January 9

January 9th, 2015.  A Friday.That’s when Governor Brown is expected to release his Budget Proposal.The one that will say whether things will get easier or harder for K12 Adult Schools.Here’s the full scoop from CCAE on what that might mean for Adult Schools and what need to do in the time leading up to his announcement.By the way, membership to ...

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Students Get A Seat At The Table

Fantastic news! Students will (finally) get a seat at the decision-making table. There will be two student reps amongst the new AB86 Workgroup Configuration. Hit the “read more” link to learn more. AB86 has also (finally) issued information about these changes.  You can read their info here. The newest list of AB86 Workgroup members, which includes 2 slots for Student Reps, ...

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Edsource Commentary: “Adult Schools Need Dedicated Funding”

In Edsource, a commentary by Karen Arthur and Kristen Pursely: Adult schools need dedicated funding December 4, 2014 | By Kristen Pursley and Karen Arthur / commentary | 2 Comments   In his 2013 budget, Gov. Jerry Brown included a provision to safeguard existing adult schools from further cuts and closures. The ´┐Żmaintenance of effort´┐Ż clause mandated that school districts maintain their current ...

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The New AB86 Workgroup

The AB86 website now lists the new members of the Workgroup. Reminder:  The Work Group does the nitty-gritty work.  The Cabinet is the Big Boss. What’s happening in there? There was no official announcement about this change.  There was no email sent to those of us on the email list.  There is nothing in their November Newsletter.   There was no explanation ...

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Changes in the AB86 Workgroup

Changing of the Guard The AB86 Workgroup is changing.??   Background Information   AB86 is the law governing the new Regional Consortia System.  The term “AB86” has come to be used to describe the whole enchilada – the planning process, the people in charge of the planning, etc.  Here is the official AB86 website which has lots of good and helpful and ...

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Splitting CCSF ESL: Proposed and Opposed

City College of San Francisco administration is proposing splitting up the ESL department.It is important to know what is happening at CCSF because CCSF is essentially the sole provider of Adult Education in San Francisco. You can see the plan for the San Francisco Regional Consortium here.  San Francisco and San Diego are often presented as models for how a Community ...

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