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Membership Update:

Stay up-to-date on what is happening with COABE by reading the February issue of the membership update. In this issue, you can register for the the COABE 2017 Conference, sign up for a FREE Professional Development Webinar, find out about Tuesdays for Teachers, learn more about the February VIP Vendor-Up and Running Software Development, read COABE’s Government Relation Report, find out more about the Research to Practice Initiative, and much more!


We are community focusedThe design of our organization is and was shaped by our concern for our people, our community, and our environment. We think locally, nationally, and internationally as well. Every year, we donate our time, money, and thought to solving problems and helping others, and we have since the beginning. Not only do we do this because we think it's the right thing to do, a good portion of Up and Running's team members have children, including the principles.


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COABE 2017 Board ElectionsVoting closes by 12:00 CST on April 4, 2017. Learn more about the candidates.

Announcement–Dr. Johan Uvin, appointed new Institute for Educational Leadership President. Read the full article.

Career Pathways Coordinator and InstructorThis is a full time, year round, benefits eligible position. Learn more >

Foundational Skills in the Service SectorUnderstanding and addressing the impact of limited math, reading, and technology proficiency on workers and employers. Read the report.

At OCTAE’s State Directors Meeting, Johan noted that “30% of adults without a high school diploma have a disability while only 15% in the general population do.” Read the full report.

Adult Learners CampaignLearn about the struggles older and nontraditional students are faced with in today’s education system.

Research to PracticeEach month we will focus on a topic of high interest for the field. Click here to learn more.

COABE Government Relations Report–Washington is trying to acclimate to the Trump Administration.. Read the full report.


U.S. Department of Education launches $680,000 challenge for virtual and augmented reality learning experiences. Click here to learn more.

MathTalk offers online interactive math tutorials for Adult Education students through social media. Learn more >

Adult Education is Needed NowStrengthening work force skills through adult education is one of the primary vehicles for giving Americans a sense of hope. Learn more >

Media Outreach Toolkit–To help you be your program’s best advocate, COABE has assembled the following Media Outreach Toolkit.



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