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CCAE Membership Update: December 2017

Stay up to date with what is happening with CCAE by reading the December issue of the CCAE membership update. In this issue:

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Message from the Executive Director


This year has gone by so quickly. It's hard to believe that we are once again approaching the year end holiday season and shortly thereafter the release of the governor's budget in January! 

I want to thank all of you who have submitted samples of your "Program Fact Sheets." These one-page summaries are important tools to share with our legislators locally, as well as in Sacramento during our annual Legislative Day event (scheduled for April 9-10, 2018). We have posted a few examples of Program Fact Sheets on the CCAE website under the Legislative tab, Grassroots Resources, and will post additional samples as we receive them. We'd also like to hear from you if you have waiting lists (subject, approximate number of potential students), and information on budget cuts to programs. Please submit your samples and waiting list details to Vittoria Abbate and Adriana Sanchez-Aldana if you have not already done so. 

With your support, we will continue to work on the following priorities:

  • Increased Funding
  • Indirect Rate Cap at 5% or less
  • Incorporating Immigrant Integration Metrics into AEBG
  • "Grant" in AEBG
  • Common Fee Policy

I am also excited to share that CCAE is compiling a directory of the most updated adult education providers which will include primary contacts, program areas in which they deliver instruction, and total number of students served. The goal is to strengthen local sharing of best practices by creating an easy to use directory of programs. As some of you might remember, we used to have this before flexibility and it was quite popular and useful. We need your help to ensure that this directory is complete and accurate. If you are the school administrator, please complete the California Adult School Information form for your school or contact for assistance.

My heartfelt thanks for the work you've already done, and I know you are ready for the work ahead. I look forward to working with you in 2018! Best wishes!

Adriana Sanchez-Aldana
Executive Director
California Council for Adult Education



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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 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!

Steve Curiel  
CCAE President


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As he was growing up, Rodney Lacanienta made some poor choices, which included using drugs and joining a gang when he was 13 years old. By the time he was a junior in high school, he had been removed from school for several offenses, including drug use and fighting. He found himself in and out of institutions for the next several years. Read more >

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