Educate & Elevate Campaign: Hosting a Stakeholder Event

Educate & Elevate Campaign: Hosting a Stakeholder Event

Did you miss our most recent webinar or want to watch it again? It's now online and includes critical information you won't want to miss on using special events to educate legislators and key stakeholders about adult education.

Our communications partner, Full Capacity Marketing, and guest presenter, Diane Jackson from the Queen Creek Unified School District Adult Education Program in Arizona, share step-by-step instructions, as well as strategies in an information-packed, one-hour session.

Here are the Top 5 highlights, along with links to everything you need in the Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit to host your own successful stakeholder event.

Educate & Elevate Campaign: Your Ticket to Supporting Adult Education Funding

Educate & Elevate Campaign: Your Ticket to Supporting Adult Education Funding

Adult education — you know it’s your passion. So share your passion through our national campaign, Educate & Elevate, and join the system of 55,000 adult educators in informing elected officials about the importance of funding adult education.

Here are our three campaign goals:

  1. Create processes for a concerted, collective effort to reach local, state, and federal officials and our communities.
  2. Inform and educate officials about the relevancy of adult education through data, stories, innovations, and key message points.
  3. Make specific requests in support of funding adult education.

Research to Practice

Research to Practice

Where Research Meets Practice

COABE Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Education

The Research to Practice Initiative is a community effort by adult educators to meet the challenges of educating adult learners. Each month we bring together articles from the COABE Journal, webinars, and educator resources that focus on important issues for the adult educator. Complementing these will be a monthly discussion topic about a core challenge that adult practitioners face. 

THIS MONTH'S TOPIC: NUMERACY

Each month we will focus on a topic of high interest for the field. This month we are sharing journal articles, archived webinars, and resources highlighting Numeracy.

Legislative Update

Legislative Update

The House Labor HHS Education Appropriations Subcommittee will meet to consider its funding bill for Fiscal Year 2018. 
 
Based on the available summary (link attached), it appears that the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee proposes to fund Career, Technical and Adult Education programs at $170,686,000 the same as last year. A breakdown of funding within this category is not yet available. The summary also freezes Adult Education National Activities at $13.7 million. The bill proposes to cut funds for the DOL employment and training Administration by $1.5 billion below last year's level.  
 
A link to the bill is at the bottom of the Overview at HERE.

Government Relations Report: July 2017

Government Relations Report: July 2017

The Congress has recessed for the July 4th holiday. It left town without having completed work on health care, far behind schedule on any tax reform proposal, and months late on the FY 2018 appropriations process.
 
Nobody in Washington knows how the health care issue will be resolved, and there is a growing feeling that tax reform will be every bit as difficult to accomplish. We do know that Congress must complete work on annual appropriations so the government can continue to operate.

COABE Membership Update: July 2017

COABE Membership Update: July 2017

Stay up to date with what is happening with COABE by reading the July issue of the COABE membership update. In this issue learn more about 2017 Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, read a free issue of the COABE Journal, explore new ideas for teaching adult learners on the Research to Practice page, register for the upcoming COABE/OAACE Regional Institute in Cleveland, Ohio on October 5-7, 2017, find out more about our 2017-2018 COABE Board Members, join the Educate & Elevate campaign, visit our VIP Vendor of the Month-McGraw-Hill Education, and much more!

National Skills Coalition's Congressional Briefing

National Skills Coalition's Congressional Briefing

NSC's Congressional briefing draws crowd to learn about upskilling policy

A packed room of Congressional staff and adult education advocates gathered last week for NSC's most recent briefing on Capitol Hill. 

The event was titled Building Strong Career Pathways: New Research & State Examples to Inform Perkins, HEA, and TANF Reauthorization. It featured highlights from NSC's recent Foundational Skills in the Service Sector report, and comments from three state leaders.

Education Helps Adults Earn More and Helps Their Children Learn More

Education Helps Adults Earn More and Helps Their Children Learn More

Tom Sticht, International Consultant in Adult Education (Ret.)

There has been substantial advocacy by hundreds of organizations for implementing various pre-school programs for children from economically poorer homes across the U.S. for many years. This large scale advocacy has paid off with hundreds of billions of dollars being invested in pre-school programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, and numerous others funded by both state and federal dollars.

Pathways to Progress-Youth Fund Workforce

Pathways to Progress-Youth Fund Workforce

The Citi Foundation, in partnership with America’s Promise, is launching the Youth Workforce Fund, a competitive fund that seeks to make strategic investments in community-based organizations connecting low-income young people, ages 16-24, with workplace skills and employment opportunities. The $4 million Fund will award one-year grants of up to $250,000 to a cohort of grantees across 15 markets in the United States.  Selected grantees will also be provided with networking opportunities and access to Citi volunteers as part of the Fund.