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Highlights of the Governor’s May Revision

Governor Gavin Newsom released his May Revision today, May 14th, proposing significant investments that seek to support workers, businesses, education and training programs, and undeserved communities. Several budget items noted below are closely tied to EDGE’s policy priorities. EDGE applauds the Governor for proposing investments in these critical areas and looks forward to working with …

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The Promise of Dual Enrollment

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Improving the Cal Grant Program for Community College Career Technical Education Students

REPORT The Cal Grants Issue Career technical education (CTE) students attending California community colleges pay the lowest tuition and fees in the nation. Yet the cost of attending college is extremely high given the expense of housing, food, books, supplies and transportation. There also is evidence that the Cal Grant program – California’s financial aid …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: Apprenticeship

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Apprenticeship Mission Apprenticeship programs provide Californians the opportunity to earn while they are trained for a wide variety of occupations, particularly in the skilled trades. DESCRIPTION Report Author: The California EDGE Coalition Date: August 2011 Website: www.californiaedgecoalition.org This installment of the Workforce Brief Series titled “Apprenticeships” describes the funding and structure for …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: California Community Colleges – Career Technical Education

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Community Colleges’ CTE Mission The mission of the Community Colleges around Career Technical Education is to build the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences required for youth and adults to succeed in higher education and/or employment. DESCRIPTION Report Author: The California EDGE Coalition Date: August 2011 Website: www.californiaedgecoalition.org This installment of the Workforce Brief …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: California Community Colleges – Basic Skills

WORKFORCE BRIEF The Community Colleges’ Basic Skills Mission The mission of the community colleges around basic skills is to offer both for-credit “developmental education” programs that have the goal of addressing basic skills weaknesses of students seeking to enter degree- and/or transfer applicable college courses; and non-credit basic skills courses for students with a range of goals. …

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WORKFORCE BRIEF SERIES: Adult Education

The mission of the Adult Education Program (AEP) is preparing adult learners for college, career, and civic responsibility by providing them the literacy, mathematics, and technical skills they need to succeed. This installment of the Workforce Brief Series titled “Adult Education” describes the challenges and opportunities presented to California’s Adult Education Program in regards to funding, administration, and consistent accountability metrics.

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