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Membership Update
February 2016

Stay up-to-date on what is happening with COABE by reading the February 2016 issue of the membership update. In this issue you will find information on COABE 2016 Early Bird Conference Registration, Public Affairs and Awareness Campaign, Quarterly Legislative Update, Regional Institute in Kansas, and much more!

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Public Affairs/Awareness Campaign–It is my pleasure to share that this year COABE will launch a public affairs and public awareness campaign as an outgrowth of a strong need that was identified during our strategic planning process.  Learn more...

COABE 2016 Conference early bird deadline is 2/15/16. Register today to access the $20 early bird discount. Members receive an even greater discount of $75.  Register now...

To download the COABE App for your iPhone click here for the App Store. For your Android device, click here to access Google Play. To access the COABE App on your desktop, click the HTML link. Click here for instructional videos on how to use the COABE App.


FREE Professional Development Webinar–Making Difficult Math Concepts Simple, Friday, February 12 at 2:00 EST.  Register now...

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, our award stipend for each of the three categories has been raised from $1,000 each to$10,000 each! The deadline for submissions is 2/15/16.


Capitol Hill Day–COABE's hosting of our first Capitol Hill Days in 2016.  Learn more... 

Continuing Education Units–Earn graduate credit through the University of Sioux Falls for attending the COABE/TALAE National Conference.  Learn more...

The Mayor's Commission on Literacy is seeking a Director of Communications and Development. Learn more...

Over 500 members applied for one of fifty mini grants to attend the COABE 2016 conference, in Dallas, TX, on April 10-13, 2016. Click here to review the winners' names!

Our conference 2016 strand partner, the National Skills Coalition, recently released a new publication entitled, "In the Meantime: How to Support Immigrant Skill Building...

Pictures Needed–We are in the process of developing a compelling video,and are seeking pictures of adult education. Send them to us at 


Make a gift today and you can help COABE tackle critical education issues and make a positive impact on adult basic education issues around the nation. 

When you shop on Amazon, consider selecting COABE as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile! All proceeds are distributed back to the field. 

Regional Institute–KAEA & COABE present the KAEA Annual Conference on February 24-26, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Wichita, Kansas.  Learn more...

2016 IAACE Conference Agents of Change–Please join us this spring, April 27-29, 2016, in beautiful French Lick as we come together to learn new strategies with experts in our field.  Learn more...

MAACCE Annual Spring Conference–May 12-13, 2016, Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, Maryland.  Registration now open!

The Call for Presenters for this year's MAEA Conference on June 21, 22 and 23 at University of Maine at Farmington is ready to go! Click here to submit your conference workshop idea. 

Regional Institute–MAACCE & COABE present Hollywood Nights "Your Ticket to Success" on June 21-24, 2016 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri.  Learn more...

Share your research and experience with your peers by submitting an article to the COABE Journal. Manuscripts are accepted year round.

The National Literacy Directory connects 50,000 potential students, volunteers, and advocates to literacy services, education programs, and testing centers nationwide. Learn more...

Call for Volunteers–More than 100 volunteers are needed to help make the 2016 COABE/TALAE National Conference in Dallas, Texas on April 10-13, 2016 a success. Become a volunteer...

Find Your Regional Rep–Where's your region? Who is your COABE Regional Rep? Click on the map to find out!

Adult Educator's ResourceAn online collection of presentations, lesson plans, and much more. Click here to access the resources.


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