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Membership Update
May 2016

Stay up-to-date on what is happening with COABE by reading the May 2016 issue of the membership update. In this issue you will find information on Shining a Light on Adult EducationFREE Professional Development Webinars, Administrator Survey, May VIP Vendor-Essential Education, and much more!  Read now...

Essential Education's instructional programs (GED Academy, TASC Prep Academy, and HiSET Academy, and Computer Essentials) feature a built-in assessment that creates a customized learning plan for every single student, then adjusts the plan automatically as the student learns. Learn more about our customized learning plans for each student.  Learn more...


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We're Shining a Light on Adult EducationAs you many of you know, COABE engaged in a new public affairs and awareness campaign that was rolled out at our national conference in Dallas, Texas, a few short weeks ago. Learn more...

Close the illiteracy blind spot with adult education–There’s a giant blind spot in our national debate about how to rebuild the middle class, strengthen our workforce...  Read the article... 

Watch the Making a Difference video to learn how COABE is making a difference through adult basic education. Watch now...

Proficiency Based Learning Rhode Island is in the process of transforming its adult education system to meet the college and career readiness needs of adult learners.  Learn more...

Thank you for attending COABE 2016 in Dallas, Texas! Please complete the following conference evaluation, and we'll enter you into our drawing for next year's COABE national conference.

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

DMACC Adult Education and Literacy program is seeking qualified candidates for the position of reading and writing instructor and mathematics instructor.  Learn more...

The Virginia Department of Education, Office of Adult Education and Literacy is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Specialist for Adult Federal Programs and Career Pathways.

The Kansas Board of Regents invites nominations and applications for the Director for Adult Education. Learn more...

2016 COABE Board of Directors winners announced!–Click here to view the results.

We would like your input on how we can improve the journal. Click here to take our survey and be entered into a drawing for a FREE registration to attend COABE 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

COABE Members, the University of Arkansas is conducting research on administrators' perceptions of necessary leadership skills in adult education. Take the survey.

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.

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

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

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

MAEA Conference on June 21, 22, and 23 at University of Maine at Farmington is ready to go! Click here for more information. 

2016 Alabama Adult Education Summer Conference–June 22-24, 2016, BJCC-Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama. Click here for more information...

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...

2016 International CEA 71st Annual Summer Conference and Training Event–July 31-August 3, 2016 at the Hilton Long Beach.  Learn more...

The 2016 RI Adult Education Conference will be held at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus on Monday, September 26, 2016.  Learn more...

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

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



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