Joint Statement of the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education (NCSDAE) and the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE): A New Partnership to Grow Adult Education



COABE will hold a fall virtual conference on Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th. This will include 8 hour-long sessions each day, plus presenter chats and Q & A., keynote speaker, and opportunities for networking. This conference will showcase our top national presenters and is provided by a partnership with McGraw-Hill Education.



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Adult basic education changes lives and improves our economy.

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Essential Education

Membership Update
October 2016

Stay up-to-date on what is happening with COABE by reading the October 2016 issue of the membership update. In this issue you will learn how to submit a proposal to the COABE 2017 Conference, , find information on FREE Professional Development Webinars, learn more about the October VIP Vendor-Essential Education, read about Student Success Stories, read COABE's Government Relation Report, how to register for COABE's Virtual Conference, find out more about the Research to Practice Initiative, and much more!

Essential Education  was founded in 2004 to improve the completion rates of adult learners. Using innovative adaptive learning technology and situational instruction systems, Essential Education’s courses have helped over 1.5 million people make fundamental change in their lives. Our comprehensive suite of adult education solutions are designed to build core academic skills while also teaching computer literacy, critical thinking, and workforce readiness skills. We believe it is our responsibility to educate the learner to be completely workforce ready. 


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Our Board of Directors is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: President Elect, Secretary, and Regional Representatives. Learn more...

Proposals are being accepted for basic guidance on branding and logo development, including a possible name change for our organization.

Call for presenters is now open! Submit your presentation for COABE 2017 today!

Rebuild Louisiana Adult Ed SchoolsCOABE and LAPCAE would like to work together to help these schools. Learn more...

On September 15, 2016 COABE launched it's new Research to Practice. Click here to learn more...

COABE will hold a fall Virtual Conference on Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th. Learn more...

COABE Government Relations Report–We thought it would be a good idea to review how our laws get made. Read the full report...


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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