Tag Archives: CCAE

Perspective: George Porter on Acalanes Adult School’s “Older Adults Program”

George Porter, a fourteen year veteran teacher of Older Adults classes at Berkeley Adult School, two term chair of the City of Berkeley’s Aging Commission, and member of CCAE (California Council of Adult Education) and CFT (California Federation of Teachers), wrote this perspective piece in response to the news about Acalanes Adult School’s survival and their Older Adult program.  (You can ...

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Some Advice from CCAE

This was sent out August 8, 2015 to CCAE members: Some Advice from CCAE As some of you might have noticed the previous message was sent out last year. (Note from Cynthia:  I deleted the post from this blog.)  Seems like the important issues then are still the important issues now. Below is updated advice on MOE vs MOC which should ...

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Perspective: Kristen Pursley on the Issue of Fees for Adult Education

Kristen Pursley COSAS Communities Organized to Support Adult Schools The following is a perspective piece from Kristen Pursley, founding member of COSAS (Communities Organized to Support Adult Schools) and author of the Save Your Adult School Blog.   She is against charging fees for Adult Education.  She lays out her reasons for this and gives background on the topic in this letter to ...

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CCAE: Adult Ed Block Grant Package Signed by the Governor

From CCAE – California Council for Adult Education – Legislative Analyst Dawn Koepke:   Adult Ed Block Grant Package Signed by the Governor   Today we breathe a sigh of relief that the future of adult education, particularly with regard to adult schools, will be much brighter and more stable going forward.  The Legislature took the Governor’s May Revise budget ...

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Keep the Good News Good

The May Revise is generally good news for Adult Schools.  You can read CCAE‘s assessment of it here.   However…   Our old frenemies, the Community College system, would like to change some of that good news so that it is “good-er” for them and not us.   See:  Community Colleges Board of Governor’s Meeting   Go to 58:35 to 1:00:55 ...

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CCAE: Good News – and – Call to Action

From CCAE’s Legislative Analyst, Dawn Koepke, good news about the May Revise of the Budget –      along with a call to action (highlighted): May Revise – Stability,  Certainty,  Identity….Progress   Words cannot describe the significant progress we have made together over the last four budget cycles.  Really.  When I began working with CCAE and CAEAA we were facing utter elimination and ...

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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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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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