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2022 Annual Report

Dear Friends, California has a staggering number of unfilled good jobs and an incredible pool of talent living in poverty or below a living wage. It just does not make sense! Access to economic mobility is one of the most critical social justice issues facing us today. Many of the negative outcomes leaders and decision …

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Giving Tuesday 2022

This Giving Tuesday 2022, EDGE would be honored to earn your support to advance shared prosperity for all Californians in the coming year. EDGE brings together business, labor, education, social justice, and workforce development organizations to address workforce shortages and create pathways to the middle class through state policy and investments that advance a vibrant …

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The Impact of Policy Reforms and Online Learning on CTE Students

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a growing and vital training option in California. CTE provides students with a hands-on educational experience that ties academics to real world workplace training. EDGE prioritizes policy change and investments that strengthen CTE programs and broadened access to these programs, including the expansion of online learning. This article aims to …

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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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