Tag Archives: K12 and CC Coordination

Perspective: “Anyone Can Teach Adult School? The Fate of Credential Requirements for Adult School Teachers” by Kristen Pursley

Kristen Pursely raises important and urgent questions about the future of credentialing for Adult Education in the following blog post, shared with permission below. Anyone Can Teach Adult School? The Fate of Credential Requirements for Adult School Teachers Posted on April 11, 2016 by kpursley In 2012, in a report entitled �Restructuring California�s Adult Education System�, the California Legislative Analyst�s Office ...

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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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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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Perspective: Kristen Pursley on Keeping ESL & Citizenship Free

From Kristen Pursley’s Save Your Adult School blog: Adult School English as a Second Language and Citizenship Classes Must Be Offered Free Again � Let�s Keep It That Way! by kpursley Under California law, adult school English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes must once again be offered free of charge. AB 189, a 2011 emergency measure allowing adult ...

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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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Save Your Adult School Blogpost: Call Your Legislators Now!

From Kristen Pursley’s Save Your Adult School Blog:   Call Your Legislators Now!   by kpursley Please call or email your state legislators today to request that they support stable, dedicated funding for adult schools with a strong Maintenance of Effort requirement to protect current adult school capacity. Governor Brown�s May Revise of the budget includes stable funding for adult schools.  However, ...

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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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