California SB68: Helping Adult School Students Go to College

SB68 extends and clarifies language in AB540 allowing undocumented students to attend community colleges without paying non-resident fees.  Supporting SB68 as amended can help students in adult schools who are planning on transitioning to colleges. Support this bill by contacting your state senator. (a) A student, other than a nonimmigrant alien within the meaning of paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of ...

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Kristen Pursley: Write Gov Brown to Request Funds for Adult Schools

Shared with permission rom Kristen Pursley’s Save Your Adult School blog: Write Governor Brown Now to Request More Funding for Adult Schools Posted on February 5, 2017 by kpursley In January, Governor Brown released a proposed 2017-2018 budget that, once again, fails to provide any additional money for California�s adult schools.  The  amount of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), which ...

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COABE’s Open Letter to President Trump

From COABE – Commission on Adult Basic Education January 20, 2017 White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) congratulates you on your inauguration as our nation�s forty fifth president! As a national organization with more than 20,000 members who are committed to strengthening Adult Education we look forward ...

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COABE Report from Washington – February 9, 2017

COABE is the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. Here is their 2/9/17 Report from DC: Government Relations Report:  February Washington is trying to acclimate to the Trump Administration. The president is acting through a spate of executive orders. The Senate is slowly making its way through confirmation hearings and discussing how to consider the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court. ...

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COSAS Notes on Responding to Federal Policy Changes

COSAS – Communities Organized in Support of Adult Schools – arose in response to the cuts and closures of Adult Education that began in 2009.  They meet weekly for years and now meet monthly.  Kristen Pursley is the founder of COSAS and writes the Save Your Adult School blog.  Here, with her permission, are meeting notes from a recent January ...

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NPE, AFT, NEA All Say No to De Vos as Fed Head of Ed

By all rights this piece should be in the Perspective section. It’s my opinion that Betsy DeVos would be bad for Adult Education and bad for Public Education, in general.  Many people and organizations agree with me.  Read on to hear why.  — Cynthia Eagleton, ESL teacher at San Mateo Adult School The Network for Public Education, the two large ...

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From ACSA: Guidance Sheet about Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

View this email in your browser Iv�n Carrillo Legislative AdvocateAssociation of CaliforniaSchool Administrators ACSA is committed to ensuring all students, family members, and employees have access to a safe, equitable, and supportive educational environment. To this end, ACSA developed a guidance sheet to give educational leaders answers to key legal questions related to undocumented students that may come up in ...

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2017-18 Brown Budget Proposal: Still No Increase for Adult Education

Information for funding Adult Education is now in the “Investing in California’s Workforce” section of the budget.  In the past, there was information about Adult Education in the K12 and Higher Education sections.  It seems Governor Brown is slowly but surely framing Adult Education as being less about education and more about work.  That’s a nice way to avoid the truth ...

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Kristen Pursley: “Adult Schools Could Still Wither Away”

From Kristen Pursley’s blog, “Save Your Adult School” Posted on November 26, 2016 by kpursley   Since last year, adult schools  finally have their own dedicated funding through the consortia. Adult schools have stable funding at last, and should be able to get on with the job of providing education for California�s adults. Unfortunately, adult schools are still in jeopardy ...

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CCAE Thanksgiving and Forward Update

Adult Education Update Important Dates & Deadlines 11/30                Adjournment of the 2015-16 Legislative Session sine die12/5                  2017-2018 Session Begins12/6 – 1/2        Legislative Winter Recess1/10                  Governor’s 2017-2018 Budget Proposal Deadline Thankful & Looking Forward…by Dawn Koepke, CCAE Legislative Advocate    The last four years together have been an amazing journey with you all in the K12 adult education community.  ...

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