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CCAE Membership Update: August 2018
Stay up to date with what is happening with CCAE by reading the August 2018 issue of the CCAE Communicator eNewsletter.
Adult Education Success Story
Luis Gomez, as a teenager in high school, many things distracted him from concentrating on school. He left school in 2009, when he learned that he would not be able to graduate with his class.
After working a few different jobs and hitting multiple dead- ends, Luis realized that he was not going to get ahead without an education. He registered for Sanger Adult School to earn his high school diploma in 2014. When he returned to school, he had a wife and daughter to support. The Independent Study Program allowed him to continue working fulltime to support his family and study at night.
Luis graduated from Sanger Adult School in 2015. After investigating a variety of career options, he landed a job at Creative Alternatives School as an Instructional Aide. Currently, he is working as a Transportation Coordinator for the same school. This job has allowed Luis the financial freedom to buy a house for his family. Buying the house has two positive outcomes: One, Luis and his family have a stable home. The second is that the property has a guesthouse that he rents out to supplement his income.
All and all, Luis is living a comfortable and productive life. He is grateful for the opportunity to attend adult school to finish his high school diploma. Luis said, “I feel that I wouldn’t be where I am today without the adult school”.
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 Framework Priorities (PDF)
- FY 18-19 Talking Points (PDF)
- 2018 AE Local Resolution (Word)
- FY 18-19 Budget Sample Local NASCAR Letter (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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travel benefits from ccae
Exclusive hotel savings for CCAE members. Save up to 55% over online travel agencies and enjoy the convenience of 24/7 concierge. A great option for personal vacations, quick weekend getaways, or business related travel! CCAE members receive discounted hotel rates through HotelStorm. This benefit can be used via the CCAE website. Remember to use the CCAE access passcode: CCAEperk