2019 CCAE Conference
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CCAE Membership Update: September 2018
Stay up to date with what is happening with CCAE by reading the September 2018 issue of the CCAE Communicator eNewsletter.
South Coast Section Fall Conference
November 16-17, 2018
South Coast Section is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming South Coast Section Fall Conference in Palm Springs on November 16-17, 2018, at the Hilton Palm Springs located at 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California. The theme of this year’s conference is Adult Education: Where Stars are Made.
STUDENT SUCCESS: LUCIENNE SIMEU
PITTSBURG ADULT EDUCATION CENTER
The California Council for Adult Education has selected Pittsburg Adult Education student Lucienne Kegne Simeu for special recognition. Simeu, an English as a Second Language student has been recognized by OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network)* Students Succeed program.
The award is given annually to adult education students who has overcome difficult circumstances in order to successfully pursue adult learning experiences resulting in employment. Those recognized must have made positive contributions to their community and established and met life goals as a result of attending an adult education program. The award also recognizes those who have improved the life situation of self and/or others as a result of adult learning experiences.
Ms. Simeu hails from the French-speaking section of Cameroon, Africa. Due to a local civil war, she could not start school until the age of 10. At age 12 Lucia quit school to care for her severely ailing parents and raise her siblings. Two years later, after her family health and financial situation improved, Lucienne chose not to return to school due to the shame she felt being two years behind her peers. She focused instead on building a successful small business making and selling crackers in the local marketplace.
Adult Education Field Update Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget & AB 2098
On behalf of CCAE and CAEAA, thank you for your engagement to help move adult education forward this year. We have made tremendous strides through the budget process this year and are excited about the prospect of moving forward our first policy bill in years. More specifically, the FY 18-19 budget included a number of the key asks we included in our priorities framework including:
$21.6 million to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment for 2018-19 and 2017-18
Renames the Adult Education Block Grant as the "Adult Education Program"
Includes trailer bill language providing a cap on the indirect rate that may be charged to an adult school or community college at 5% or less
End-of-Year Legislative Report on Adult Education
The end-of-year report on the implementation and effectiveness of the Adult Education Program - formerly the Adult Education Block Grant Program (AEBG) - in 2016-17 now is available online.
Check out the report for state-level data on student enrollment, outcomes, skill gains, demographics and other data reported under the new adult education data and accountability metrics. In the 2016-17 program year, adult education programs in California served 695,162 unduplicated students, with the largest number of them enrolled in English as a second language/civics programs, followed by adult secondary education programs.
ADVOCACY MATERIALS FOR 2018–2019
To help you advocate for Adult Education as an investment in America’s future, California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) and California Adult Education Administrators Association (CAEAA) have assembled these advocacy materials. These materials should help you showcase your success stories, garner press coverage, and motivate stakeholders to support adult education by contacting their legislators.
FY 18-19 Talking Points (PDF)
2018 AE Local Resolution (Word)
Adult Education is Working in California
AEBG REGIONAL CONSORTIUM DIRECTORY
CCAE is compiling a directory of Adult Ed providers which will include primary contacts, program areas they deliver instruction in, and total number of students served. The goal is to strengthen local sharing of best practices by creating a directory of programs that is easy to use.
As you might remember, we had this before flexibility, and it was quite popular and useful. Complete the Adult Education Data form for your Adult Ed school to ensure it is included in the directory.
If you need assistance, please contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment with our dedicated staff who can help you or one of your lead staff complete the form in under 5 minutes. We appreciate your help with this important work!
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WHAT IS EDUCATE & ELEVATE?
The 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If you are an adult educator stand with us in this educational campaign to help funders understand the value we bring to students, workers and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate. Learn more >
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