The COVID-19 Pandemic and Adult Education in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) surveyed ABE program directors – including those at programs based in schools, community-based organizations, community colleges, and correctional facilities – to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting adult basic education (ABE) programs, staff, and students here in the Commonwealth.

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MCAE News for February 2021

There are many exciting things happening that affect ABE students and programs. With the new legislative session underway we need YOU to show your love for ABE and help us fight for the funding and priorities that our community needs

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MCAE News for January 2021

The new year has started with a great deal of change and turmoil, but also hope and opportunity. We are excited for a new legislative session, the upcoming NETWORK conference, and a slow but steady return to brighter days. What are you looking forward to in this new year?

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MCAE News for December 2020

The holiday season is here and there is much that we are thankful for: a (nearly) final state budget with an increase for ABE funding, the (somewhat) snowy landscape, but especially YOU!

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Legislature Approves $46,385,000 for Adult Basic Education

This week the Joint Conference Committee concluded its negotiations and the final budget bill for FY2021 was approved by the Legislature, with the total amount for Adult Basic Education (line item #7035-0002) set at $46,385,000. This huge win for ABE represents a 13% increase over FY20, and continues a three-year upward trend for state ABE funding.

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