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National Award Winners

COABE Leadership

Using PIAAC Data

Employment Bulletin Board

COABE Conference 2015 Update

COABE Conference 2015 Sponsors

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COABE Board Nominees

New this year, candidates will have the opportunity to campaign for votes at the COABE 2015 conference and beyond. Join us at the COABE Awards Luncheon on April 22 at 12:00 p.m. where each candidate will be introduced and give a one minute speech. You will also have the opportunity to meet the candidates at your regional meetings and throughout the conference. Learn more...

COABE Conference 2015 Video

Here's a sneak peek at what to expect at the COABE 2015 National Conference in Denver, Colorado on April 21-24, 2015!

Framing Effective Advocacy Messages Using PIAAC Data

Strengthen your ability to advocate for adult education using the most recent data on U.S. adults' skills, from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies.

This webinar series will provide information and strategies for use at local, state, and national levels. Each webinar will combine a focused presentation on the research findings with a segment on effective messaging and a research-to-practice response by a local adult education advocate.

Register here.

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Prince Charles Visits The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Washington, DC

Dear COABE Members,

With special thanks to At Last Communications, the following interesting story about Prince Charles visiting The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Washington, DC was brought to our attention. Read more...

We found it particularly interesting as Sonia Gutierrez, President & Founder of Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, was the recipient of COABE's 2013 Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award! We will be sharing this on our social media outlets, home page, and Membership Update.

Sharon Bonney
COABE Manager


COABE Conference 2015 Update


Kaye Sharbono
Louisiana Delta
Community College
Don Finn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Regent University
School of Education

Dear Adult Education Colleague,

The 2015 COABE conference is gearing up to be a great event and you don't want to miss out. We anticipate nearly 1,500 folks from across the country to share, network, and learn from the 24 preconference and over 300 concurrent workshop sessions. Our featured keynote presenters include motivational speaker, Carrie Stack, OCTAE Assistant Secretary Johan Uvin, Dr. Regina Lewis, and our Friday closing session speaker is Dr. Stephen Brookfield.

We have planned a number of events to highlight many of the great attractions in the Denver area. Join us on Tuesday evening for a relaxed time of light fare, beverages, and music at the "Rocky Mountain Hello" welcome reception. Wednesday evening's COABE President's Reception will take place at the History Colorado Museum where many of the exhibits will be open for viewing. Thursdays evening's off-site event "Rockin the Rockies" will feature a light dinner, a live band, and dancing at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. More event details are located here.

These events are very popular and are filling up fast! Reserve your ticket when you register or you can contact to add on to your conference registration.

Our conference room block at the Hyatt has sold out; however, we have arranged for overflow rooms at neighboring hotels offering a special conference rate is $189.00 plus tax per night, for single and double occupancy, click here for more information on overflow hotels. We have arranged a $6.00 discount for round-trip shared airport shuttle transportation, with SuperShuttle. For those preferring dedicated car service, discounted transportation rates have been arranged with Execucar. Click here for more information about our discounted transportation options and be sure to register for the conference today!

On behalf of the COABE Conference committee and Board of Directors, we are looking forward to seeing you in Denver!

All the Best,
Kaye Sharbono and Don Finn
2015 COABE Conference Co-Chairs