COABE and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education invite you to participate in a FREE webinar on
January 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (EST), to discuss what the new Administration may mean for Adult Education.
Early signs suggest that we may well face a struggle.

Presented by: Gene Sofer, Art Ellison, Susan Fish, Tom Nash, Polly Smith, Regina Suitt, and Sharon Bonney 



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Stay up-to-date on what is happening with COABE by reading the January 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, nominate someone for a COABE National Award, learn more about the January VIP Vendor-Steelcase, 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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Honoring Excellence in Adult EducationNominations are now open for the COABE National Awards. Nominate someone today!

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

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–Congress passed a second short-term Continuing Resolution... Read the full report...


U.S. Department of Education launches $680,000 challenge for virtual and augmented reality learning experiences. 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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