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Adult Dual Enrollment and its Potential to Impact Workforce Development Needs

In 2019, the CA EDGE Coalition proudly sponsored SB 554, which authorizes a community college district to allow an adult student pursuing a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate to simultaneously earn college credit – also known as adult dual enrollment. Prior to this law, dual enrollment did not allow adult learners …

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CA EDGE Coalition’s Overview of the Enacted 2022-23 State Budget

On June 30th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the 2022-23 State Budget – a total of $300 billion will be invested in the areas of education, workforce training, and economic recovery strategies that respond to the rising inflation crisis and other socioeconomic barriers continuing to impact Californians across the state. This budget reflects an agreement and …

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New Report – Dual Enrollment in California Adult Education and Community Colleges: Lessons and Opportunities

Check out the new report from CAEP & High Road Alliance – Dual Enrollment in CA Adult Education & Community Colleges: Lessons & Opportunities. EDGE proudly sponsored SB 554, authored by Senator Roth & signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, in 2019 and proudly served as an advisor on this project. “Since the adoption of Senate …

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Call to Action: Support AB 1746 (Medina/McCarty) Cal Grant Reform

AB 1746 by Assemblymembers Jose Medina and Kevin McCarty will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, June 30th upon adjournment of session and we need your support! AB 1746 (Medina/McCarty) Cal Grant Reform would address long-standing structural inequities within the student financial aid Cal Grant program by removing barriers and expanding access to underserved students and adult learners. …

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Call to Action: Support AB 1705 (Irwin) Equitable Placement and Completion at Community Colleges

AB 1705 by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, June 22nd at 9:00 am and we need your support! AB 1705 (Irwin) aims to remove barriers to certificate and degree completion by ending lengthy remedial sequences and placing students directly into transfer-level English and math coursework that is appropriate to their …

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CA EDGE Coalition’s Overview of the 2022-23 May Revision

On May 13, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom released the 2022-23 May Revision to the state budget draft, building upon the January budget proposal with several adjustments and additional investments totaling $300 billion in the areas of education, workforce training, economic recovery, and support services for underserved Californians. EDGE applauds Governor Newsom for advancing significant funding …

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Call to Action: Support Education and Workforce Bills Pending in Appropriations Committee

As we approach the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Suspense File hearing, taking place on Thursday, May 19th upon adjournment of session, EDGE is working hard to raise awareness and uplift critical measures pending before the Appropriations committees from both houses – urging our State leaders to make investments that seek to empower underserved students, adult …

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Community Economic Resilience Fund Update – April 2022

The Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) is intended to support the development of regional economic roadmaps that invest in industries that will thrive in a carbon-neutral future, create high-quality jobs, and build a more equitable and inclusive economy. A total of $600 million investment in last year’s budget was appropriated from the American Rescue Plan …

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Workforce challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry – Cutting EDGE Episode 4

EDGE Executive Director Zima Creason sits down with California Hospital Association President and CEO Carmela Coyle to discuss workforce challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry. Click here to view the full interview The Cutting EDGE is an interview series where Zima Creason, CA EDGE Coalition’s Executive Director, sits down with coalition members, partners, policymakers, …

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Call to Action: Join EDGE in elevating the voice of lived experience

At the California EDGE Coalition, it is our mission to bring together organizations that seek to address workforce shortages, create pathways to the middle class, and help communities that have been historically left out of California’s prosperity. This year, EDGE is looking to connect organizations that work with individuals with lived experience in workforce development, …

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