Tag Archives: Cuts and closures

Call from Educate and Elevate Campaign for Adult Ed Success Stories (Deadline May 30)

  Adult Education National Campaign Tell Your Story – Get Your Organization Recognized   Our Collective Campaign   Our 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign called Educate & Elevate to inform policy makers and our community about how we move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If we educate, then we elevate— ...

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CCAE Alert: Trump Admin Budget Proposal for Adult Ed

First, a reminder:  Most of California’s Adult Ed funds come through the state but some comes in from the federal government through WIOA – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. From CCAE – California Council of Adult Education: From:      Art Ellison, State Director’s S.P.O.C. Network Administrator   Alert:      Trump Administration Budget Proposal for Adult Education (FY18)     The first ...

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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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What Happened At Acalanes?

What happens when funding is threatened, reduced, removed, and destabilized for programs paid by the public and designed to serve it?Click on the “read more” link to find out.That’s what we can learn from what happened to Adult Schools and Adult Education these last six years, and stretching back further than that, from the last one hundred and fifty.Acalanes, as ...

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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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Update on Acalanes Adult School: Belt Tightening Survival

From The Contra Costa Times: Acalanes Adult Ed tightens belt, drops some classes, survives to see another year By Lou Fancher Correspondent Posted:   08/14/2015 05:52:21 PM PDT0 Comments | Updated:   a day ago The first thing that Steven France, director of Del Valle Education Center, wants people to learn this fall is that the Acalanes Adult Education program ...

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The Battle for Adult Education in California: Historical Context

From left to right,Bruce Neuberger, George & Kristen PursleyCynthia Eagleton At the 2015 Network for Public Education Conference in Chicago, Kristen Pursley, Bruce Neuberger, and I presented a panel entitled, “The Battle for Adult Education.” The Conference was deep and powerful.An AEM post on the conference is coming soon.  Cuts and reform in California Adult Education are part of a larger ...

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Same Story – Different Continent

Across the pond from us, in the United Kingdom, Adult Education is undergoing similar reforms and cutbacks.Check out these blogs and articles for more information: The Learning Age The Learning Age:  Adult Education and Austerity Dancing Princesses blog “Adult Education is Being Slashed and Burned – This is Too Important to Ignore” – by Lola Okolosie, The Guardian, March 2015 ...

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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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