Rebirth of Oakland Adult School

Good news about Oakland Adult School!   After many difficult years, Oakland Adult School is finally growing again – and given the high need for Adult Ed in Oakland, that’s tremendously important.Compare the good news below to this August 2013 update about OAS.   What a big change, eh?  And brought about by whom?  Us!  Because we recognized our worth and stood up ...

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Why Do YOU Love Adult Education? Share Your Answers With Your State Legislators Through Photos

 Why do YOU love Adult Education? As AB 1846, Assembly Member Patty Lopez’ bill to increase funding for Adult Education to pre-crash levels begins to wend its way through committees, that’s a good question to ask. And the answers are important to share with legislators. Since a picture speaks a thousand words, consider sharing this information with photographs. Samples below. ?? Assembly ...

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Act Now to Support AB 1846: Bill to Increase Funding for Adult Education

Long-time supporter of Adult EducationAssembly Member Patty Lopezbefore she was elected to the Legislature Thanks to Assembly Member Patty Lopez, we have the chance to increase funding for Adult Education by $250 million to pre-collapse levels.   This funding is crucial to meet the needs of our people.  The bill was released on Wednesday, February 10.   This date is the beginning ...

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Credentialing: The Conversation Continues

The issue of how to manage credentialing for Adult Education within the parameters of the new Regional Consortia system is complicated.  It’s also urgent because we are in the midst of a growing teacher shortage as older teachers retire, new programs and schools emerge as funding for Adult Education stabilizes, and a housing crisis in many urban areas pushes old teachers ...

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Temptation Bundling

Without realizing it, when I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts (“Freakonomics”) while doing the dishes, I was doing exactly the behavior the podcast was about — “temptation bundling.” According to the podcast, temptation bundling is, “the idea of tying together two activities � one you should do but may avoid; and one you love to do but isn�t necessarily ...

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Challege: Teacher Credentialling for Adult Education

CFT’s Adult Education Commission met on January 23rd, 2016.  One of the topics for discussion was credentialing.  With the new Regional Consortia system, which entails Adult Schools and Community Colleges working together to provide Adult Education, there is a need for clarity and streamlining where credentialing is concerned.   Click the “read more” link to learn more. Shari Deghi, Coordinator ...

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New Adult School on San Mateo County Western Coast

Thanks to the stabilization of funding, Adult Education is coming back in places where it was cut or eliminated.  One such place is the western coastline of San Mateo County, which has not had an Adult School since 2009 when cuts first hit and decimated Adult School all across California.     Click the “read more” link to learn more. The new La ...

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Press Release: Asm Lopez to Release Bill to Increased Funding for Adult Ed

A press release from the office of Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, 39th district: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Caroline Woon February 4, 2016 (818) 365-2464… Assemblywoman Patty L�pez to Introduce $250 Million Adult Education Bill SACRAMENTO, CA ? On Wednesday, February 10, Assemblywoman Patty L�pez (D-San Fernando) is scheduled to hold a press conference at the State Capitol announcing the unveiling of ...

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CFT Local 4681’s Resolution to Ensure that Adult Education Exists in Best and Fullest Capacity

CFT Local 4681, out of San Mateo Adult School, passed the following resolution: Resolution to Ensure that Adult Education Exists in Best and Fullest Capacity Whereas education is a human right for people of all ages, and Whereas Adult Schools have been serving the people of California from every community, including those with the greatest needs and least resources, for over ...

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