MCAE News for November 2020

It’s already been an exciting November nationally, and here in Massachusetts we are seeing plans come together for the delayed state budget, a continued push for the emergency legislation needed to help the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable populations, and events and tools to help us make sense of it all.

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House proposes increased funding for ABE by $5 million

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee released their draft budget for fiscal year 2021, delayed since the spring due to the pandemic. MCAE is thrilled to see the Committee has proposed funding line item 7035-0002 Adult Basic Education at $46,045,000 – a $5 million increase from FY2020.

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Advocacy Toolkit for Adult Education and Literacy

This new Advocacy Toolkit from ProLiteracy describes how adult education and literacy (AEL) programs can use the latest skills data, program activity and success, and student impact stories to advocate with stakeholders at state and local levels.

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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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