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Mini Grant Winners Announced

Congratulations South Dakota

Employment Bulletin Board

Refer a Friend, Save $10

COABE LinkedIn Group

National Awards, Incentive Grants, and Scholarships

New Journal Editor Selected

Nobody's an Outsider—Onramps to COABE

Wanted! Contributing Authors for an Adult Education Newsletter

WIOA Resources Available

Download the COABE App

COABE Partnering with State Directors

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VIP Vendor (Essential Education)

Journal Call for Articles

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COABE Virtual Office

Register for the Conference—Join us in Denver, Colorado on April 21-24, 2015, for another outstanding professional development experience! With over 12 strands and more than 250 sessions, there is something for everyone in the field of adult education.

Register today, and don't forget to make your hotel reservations here to ensure you have a room at the conference hotel.


COABE 2015 Conference Mini Grant Winners Announced—Three hundred and sixty COABE members applied for funds to attend the COABE 2015 Conference in Denver, Colorado! Winners have been selected. Click here to see if your name is on the list! Special thanks to our grant review team, which was comprised of Danielle Miles, Debbie Phillips, Polly Smith, Jody Angelone, Kim Rossman, Kim Olson, Deb Bomaster, and Sharon Bonney.


COABE Awards—You or someone you know could qualify for COABE’s prestigious national-level awards. State associations and large group members are encouraged to nominate state-wide winners for COABE awards. COABE members can apply or nominate individuals for awards, incentive grants, and scholarships. Nominate someone today!

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We're grateful for your membership—As our way of saying thank you for all that you do every day in the field of adult education, we are offering a membership special. Refer a friend and you will both save $10 off your membership. Click here to refer a friend and save $10.

Congratulations South Dakota!

Congratulations to the state of South Dakota for achieving a 76% return rate on the COABE strategic planning survey! Other top state performers: Maine, Delaware, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio.

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COABE Joins State Directors in Unpacking WIOA  at National Training Institute 

This November, COABE President Jackie Taylor, and President Elect Tom Nash, represented COABE at the annual Adult Education State Directors meeting, held in San Francisco. 

The focus of this year's training was the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) - the new legislation that provides for adult education. The state directors have an incredible mandate ahead of them: To fully transition to the new WIOA legislation, by July 1, 2016. Make no mistake about it -- changes are coming our way in the next two years. Click here to read more about the issues and opportunities that WIOA holds, and let us know what you think. 


New Journal Editor Announced

COABE has selected Rutger's University as the new editor for the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, also known as the COABE Journal. New editorial services will begin on January 1, 2015, led by Alisa Belizer, Amy Rose, and Dr. Heather Brown.

We gratefully acknowledge the many years of dedicated service to the journal, provided by Dr. Jim Berger, WKU.