Membership Update
September 2014

In This Issue
COABE President's Message

Call for Presentations

Employment Bulletin Board

COABE LinkedIn Group

Student Showcase

CCRS Opportunity

National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week

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VIP Vendor (September)

Journal Call for Articles

Membership Benefits

COABE Virtual Office


Call for Presentations—Submit your proposal(s) for the COABE Conference 2015! The COABE Conference 2015 call for presentations is now live. Deadline to submit a proposal is October 31, 2014. Click here for more details. #COABE15


The week of September 22–26, 2014 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week.  The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) would like your assistance in making this an outstanding year for celebration of our students’ successes and to help increase the awareness of the need for the services our field provides.

We would like to highlight student successes from every region of the country.  More...


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COABE President's Message

Dear COABE members, 

Welcome back to school! I'd like to draw your attention to three important opportunities:

COABE 2015 Conference Call for Proposals
National Adult Education & Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, September 22-26, 2014
College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Opportunity 

We are very excited to bring you the COABE 2015 Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 21-24, 2015! If you've never been to Denver, this is a terrific opportunity to enjoy Colorado with our offsite excursions and events while also experiencing the best national COABE Conference-to-date. Please submit your presentation proposals here. The deadline to submit is October 31, 2014.

COABE would like to feature your student and teacher success stories during National AEFL Week. Don't forget to use the #AEFLWeek and #AESuccess hashtags in your awareness-raising endeavors.

Each year, the National Coalition for Literacy works with Members of Congress to secure resolutions in the House and Senate dedicating National AEFL Week. You will have the opportunity to invite your legislators to cosponsor this resolution. Check back on COABE's Legislative webpage for information in the coming week.

Are you prepared to implement the College and Career Readiness Standards? Or are you doing this already and you have lessons and resources you'd like to share? COABE has an opportunity to secure funding to develop a lesson and resource-sharing repository around the CCRS but we need your feedback first.

Thank you so much!

Jackie Taylor, COABE President