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Understanding Competency-Based Education, Credit for Prior Learning, and Other Flexible Learning Approaches in California

Postsecondary credential attainment is a primary path to economic and social mobility. However, more than 5.5 million Californian adults have some college but no degree and are no longer enrolled. For millions more who are juggling personal and work responsibilities, fitting college into an already hectic life seems impossible.

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California EDGE Coalition Releases Policy Brief on New Educational Approach to Serving Low-Skill Adult Learners

. A new policy brief released by the California EDGE Coalition examines the ways in which other states are now successfully employing competency-based approaches to teaching and learning which allow students to move flexibly – and often much more quickly – through an educational program that is designed to make sure they know and can do what is expected of graduates.

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WORKFORCE BRIEF: Providing Opportunity for California’s Low-Wage Workers

WORKFORCE BRIEF Providing Opportunity for California’s Low Wage Workers California’s workforce earned less than $13.63 per hour, two-thirds of the median wage of a full-time worker. Unless California’s education and training institutions address the skill needs of low-wage workers income inequality will continue to grow as larger numbers of Californians face barriers to economic mobility. …

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Maintaining California’s EDGE – A Policy Agenda for Shared Prosperity

California’s future is at a crossroads. Our economy is robust and we have a vibrant, multi-ethnic workforce, but growing gaps in educational attainment, income inequality, and dramatic technological change threaten to undermine the goal of shared prosperity and genuine community. For more than a decade, the California EDGE Coalition has advocated for the development of …

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2018 Goals

Increase California’s credential and degree attainment and close equity gaps especially for individuals from underserved populations facing basic skills barriers. Ensure students pursuing occupational and technical training have the financial resources and other supports they need to access and successfully complete post-secondary education and skills training. Support the upskilling of low-wage workers by providing education …

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Data to Serve Policy, Programs, and People

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Need for Data Across the nation, there has been a surge in efforts by the federal and state governments and by education and workforce institutions to develop data systems to answer critical policy questions, implement effective practices, and improve student outcomes. California lags behind most states in tackling the data challenge. DESCRIPTION …

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