Government Relations Report: April

The continuing resolution (CR) under which the government is operating expires on April 28. There is a need to determine how the government will be funded for the remainder of the year. There is still a certain lack of clarity about whether there will be a long-term CR to carry funding through to September 30, or an omnibus appropriations bill (or bills) that will make actual funding decisions on an account-by-account basis. In either case, there may need to be a short-term continuing resolution because work won't be completed by the 28th of the month. Read more >



We launched a national advocacy campaign called Educate & Elevate at our national conference in Orlando, FL earlier this month. The campaign is being conducted in partnership with the National Council of the State Directors of Adult Education to inform policy makers on the importance of investing in Adult Education. We need your help! Please click here to make your voice heard. Also, please take a short survey to help us better understand what you would need in our Campaign Toolkit to conduct advocacy effectively and to participate in the campaign.

You're Invited to the National Celebration of Reading!

Join the Barabara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy for the National Celebration of Reading on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  This year we'll be joined by authors Mary Matalin, James Carville, Sandra Brown, and Ambassador Sichan Siv, as well as other special guests. Learn more >


Membership Update:
April 2017

Stay up-to-date on what is happening with COABE by reading the April issue of the membership update. In this issue, you can sign up for a FREE Professional Development Webinar, read the latest issue of the COABE Journal for free, learn more about the April VIP Vendor-Grass Roots Press, read COABE’s Government Relation Report, find out more about the Research to Practice Initiative, and much more!


VIP Vendor April 2017

Grass Roots Press has an international reputation for publishing high-quality resources for adult basic education and English as a Second Language communities.  Grass Roots Press carries over 500 books, DVDs, and software packages.  We publish assessment tools, workbooks, photostories, biographies, and literature -- publications that enhance adults' literacy skills. Learn more >

COABE Election Results

COABE would like to thank every candidate for running. We know that running takes time, effort, and commitment. We would like to congratulate and introduce your newly elected Board members and regional representatives. Election results >


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