COABE Membership Update: December 2017

Stay up to date with what is happening with COABE by reading
the December issue of the COABE membership update. In this issue:

COABE Board of Directors

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The Coalition on Adult Basic Education represents the system of 55,000 adult educators in the United States.

As our organization continues to lead the field of adult education, the need for a dynamic and effective Board of Directors increases. Elected members of the Board of Directors serve for three years and meet two times per year. The open positions for which we are seeking nominations are Region 7 and Region 8 Representatives. Regional Representatives have a very active role in the organization as they attend state conferences, encourage participation in our national awards, incentive grants, and scholarships, and serve as a resource for state association leadership.

2018 COABE Conference Registration Now Open!

Collaborate with your colleagues from around the country in Phoenix, Arizona on March 25-28, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from national level speakers. Twelve strands-comprised of more than 350 breakout sessions-will be offered, providing valuable, state-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program! Join more than 2,000 conferees and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in adult education and around the country.

Register today to attend our national conference. To take advantage of our early bird rates, register by 02/14/18. Members save $75 on their registration. Add membership to your registration so you can get the discounted rate. For inquiries on your membership status contact  

PBS to Feature Educate & Elevate with Host & Actor Rob Lowe


Educate & Elevate has caught the attention of “The Success Files,” an award-winning program that highlights new stories and innovative concepts through groundbreaking short-form and long-form documentary presentations. The program airs on PBS and is hosted by actor Rob Lowe.

The Educate & Elevate campaign story will be featured in a short six-minute documentary, and plans are now in process to develop the storylines about the power and relevancy of adult education.

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