JOIN US FOR THE FOLLOWING CCAE 2017 LEG DAY ACTIVITIES:
Leg Day Training: Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:00-7:00 pm, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Carmel AB Room
Leg Day Visits: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, State Capitol
CCAE Membership Update March 2017
Stay up-to-date on what is happening with CCAE by reading the March 2017 Membership Update. In this issue, you can find out more about CCAE’s Leg Day Event beginning on April 3, 2017, register for the 2017 CCAE State Conference happening on May 4-6, 2017 in Long Beach, California, download the CCAE App, request a CCAE Poster highlighting the Top Ten Reasons to Join CCAE by contacting email@example.com, and learn about professional development opportunities at CALPRO.
LEGISLATIVE TALKING POINTS AND RESOURCES
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 legislation and the Governor’s FY 17-18 Budget proposal and the proposed refinements we will be pushing for in this budget cycle. This time is a great time to ensure all members are properly educated as we move through the legislative budget process and ultimately to a vote of the full Legislature in June.
• “Grant” in Adult Education Block Grant is leading some stakeholders and business officials to view it as short-term, limited funding hindering the K-12 adult school stability that we fought so hard for in the past few budget cycles
• Current Funding at $500M under AEBG is not Sufficient to Meet the Need and address increasing costs
• Currently no structured, consistent mechanism exists for the K-12 and community college field to provide feedback and input, much less work with the CDE and Chancellor’s Office on the development of guidance and policy
Adult Education Week—April 2-8, 2017
Adult Education Week is a good time to build awareness of your programs within the community. Ask your mayor, city council or county board of supervisors to declare one day during the week as ”Adult and Continuing Education Day.” Plan events for the week and let your local media know about them. Schedule an open house, create in-school displays and bulletin boards that focus on your school’s programs and achievements, hang a banner, honor your students, recognize teachers. It’s a week to tell the community where you are and what you do.
STATEMENT BY TOM TORLAKSON
Due to the outcome of the recent presidential election, there has been a great deal of concern among those in education, including those in adult education. Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, has issued a statement to assure California public school students that they are safe from discrimination and bullying:
“In California, diversity is strength. Our students come from all kinds of backgrounds, cultures, languages, and religions, and they all come together to learn on their way to success in 21st century careers and college. California already has, and will always maintain, strong legal and state constitutional protections against any and all kinds of discrimination, regardless of a student’s race, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”
The California Council for Adult Education strongly supports the sentiments expressed by the State Superintendent and wants to assure the 1.3 million adult education students in California that we will continue to serve and support their educational needs and interests.
Adult Education: A Crucial Foundation for Middle Skills
More than 24 million US workers lack key foundational skills in reading, math, or spoken English, and would benefit from adult education to help them build the skills needed to pursue occupational training and compete for these jobs.
Adult education models such as Integrated Education and Training (IET) have a proven track record in helping adult learners acquire key skills, earn secondary and postsecondary credentials, and obtain middle-skill employment.
The National Skills Coalition has developed a fact sheet that highlights four federal policies that can support the implementation of adult education program models such as IET, and provides examples of states that are capitalizing on these policies to do just that. Download the fact sheet (HERE).
CCAE has established an AEBG resources page to support the efforts of AEBG in all 71 consortia. Please bookmark this page for additional information regarding:
- Various regional meetings
- Notes and information from CCAE/CAEAA sponsored regional meetings
- Best practices from the field:
- Data collection, reporting and analysis
- Developing new programs
- Student support services
TABE/TASC is the proud sponsor of the AEGB Resources website
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CCAE Scholarship Fund
When you support Adult Ed, you help adults reach their goals and achieve their potential. Adult education provides a pathway out of poverty into the middle class; it gives students a hand up, not a hand out. CCAE is dedicated to supporting schools in this endeavor by ensuring adequate funding for adult education.
However, we need your help in supporting students in the next step in continuing their education. So many of you have expressed an interest in helping in some way. That’s why CCAE has started a Scholarship Fund.
Please consider sponsoring a student today by donating to the CCAE Scholarship Fund! 100% of your donation will go to help students transition to college and Career Technical Education. Help spread the word!