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Pop Quiz: How well do you know your liability?


Even the best educators can find themselves at risk when it comes to an incident that wasn't exactly in the lesson plan.

How well do you know your liability in the workplace? Safe or Sorry, a fun interactive quiz, puts your knowledge to the test.
See if you make the grade.

In the event of a lawsuit, your school may not defend you. So, play it safe when it comes to protecting your career.

Plan Features: 

  • Your choice of coverage options, with plans as low as $94 a year

  • Defense costs paid in addition to the limit of liability you choose 

  • Job protection benefits if subject to transfer, reassignment, demotion, or dismissal

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Wisconsin Health Literacy & Wisconsin Literacy

Dear Members,
As you may know, Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, known as AEFL Week, will take place September 23-29 this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a field and raise the visibility of adult education. COABE has provided a number of tools to assist you and your program in promoting this important week. Click HERE to download an array of resources from our Educate and Elevate campaign toolkit, including a sample proclamation, sample press releases, post cards, and so much more! You can also contact your legislator with our quick fire Ignite software! It takes just 3 clicks to contact your legislator HERE for the $25 million additional WIOA funding that is currently under consideration by your legislator.
During AEFL Week, COABE will be holding its fifth Capitol Hill Day event, bringing in more leaders and adult learners from more than 30 states to meet with legislators about the value of adult education. You can follow our progress on our social media channels and on the COABE App. And don't forget, COABE launched a new award to recognize advocacy at the local level! The winner will receive $2,000 plus all-expense paid trip to the COABE 2019 conference in New Orleans, LA!
Sharon Bonney,
Executive Director

COABE VIP Vendor for September 2018

COABE Membership Update: September 2018

Stay up to date with what is happening with COABE by reading the September 2018 issue of the COABE membership update.

COABE Journal

COABE has published a Journal for 40+ years. As a member of COABE, we invite you to access our special Career Pathways edition which features articles by the very best researchers, practitioners, and leaders in the field of Adult Education.

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Educate and Advocate


Some 55,000+ Adult Education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic and social mobility. If you are an adult educator, stand with us in this national campaign to help policy makers understand the value we bring to students, workers, and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth.

If we educate, then we elevate.

Educate & Elevate Success Stories


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Adult Learner Success Story

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Advocacy efforts are underwritten due to a partnership with Aztec Software

COABE Membership Insurance Program


More than half of all Americans* are uninsured or say they don’t have enough life insurance ... because they overestimate the cost, they think life insurance is hard to get, or they just haven't taken the time.

Are you one of them?

If the answer is yes, the solution to your "protection gap" may be the Group Term Life Insurance Plan sponsored by Coalition on Adult Basic Education. 

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The Educators Dental Insurance Plan from MetLife®

As a member of COABE, you can protect your smile with the Educators Dental Plan from MetLife, a leading provider of dental insurance.

Keep up your oral health and get help paying for restorative care with an affordable plan from MetLife starting at just $27.45 per month*.

Stay Connected

Stay connected with our mission to advance national and international adult education and literacy opportunities for all persons. Below is a link to our social media platforms to join and stay connected with us for exclusive opportunities for news, updates, and helpful information.