Tag Archives: Regional Consortia

LAO Overview on Adult Education

Posted from OTAN News: LAO Provides Overview of Adult Education   Posted on 04/10/2017 The Legislative Analyst�s Office (LAO), the Legislature�s nonpartisan fiscal advisor, issued a report to the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, which provided an overview of adult education in California. The report provided background and an assessment of the adult education program including ...

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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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Letter Campaign to Governor Brown for Adequate Funding of Adult Education

Borrowed from Kristen Pursley’s blog Save Your Adult School: Urgent:  Write Governor Brown Today to Request Restoration of Adult Education Funding to $750 Million Posted on February 28, 2016    Between 2008 and 2012, funding for California�s adult schools was slashed by half and never restored.  Adult schools have a new mandate to partner more closely with community colleges and ...

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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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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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From Save Your Adult School: A Look at AB 104: The Adult Education Blok Grant Program

December 21, 2015 From Kristen Pursley’s “Save Your Adult School” Blog: A Look at AB 104: The Adult Education Block Grant Program by kpursley As  2015 comes to a close, adult schools have just completed their first fall term under the new Adult Education Block Grant.  The Regional Consortia turned in their first three-year plan at the end of October.  2015-2016 ...

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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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Modesto Bee Portrait of Adult Ed in Central Valley Community Ceres

This August 29th, 2015 Modesto Bee article by Nan Austin provides a good portrait of what’s happening in Ceres, a community in the Central Valley, as it utilizes the new Regional Consortia system to provide Adult Education. New Ceres campus home to adult education classes, part of regional effort Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/education/article32762943.html#storylink=cpy Highlights: Ceres Unified and Modesto Junior College spearhead consortiumDropouts, ...

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1/15/15 Update on Berkeley Adult School

An update about the situation at Berkeley Adult School from the Berkeley Adult School Facebook page.  (For the backstory on the situation, see this AEM post or this Berkeleyside article.) Some of the more than 100 supporters of the Berkeley Adult School at the board meeting. Photo: Seung Y. Lee The immense support, letter writing, social media/blog posting, phone calls and ...

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CCAE’s Analysis of Brown’s Budget: Stability

Here is CCAE Legislative Analyst Dawn Koepke’s analysis of Gov. Brown’s Budget Proposal.   FY 15-16 Budget Overview – “Stability” By Dawn Koepke, CCAE Legislative Analyst We’ve been anxiously awaiting news, having worked so hard to make meaningful headway with the Administration and Department of Finance (DOF) on the future of adult education.  All of that hard work culminated in ...

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