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Thank you COABE members for voting to determine the leadership of the COABE 2020 board of directors! New terms begin on 7/1/20.
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Dear COABE Member, We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We know that many of you may be struggling, but that you are also concerned about the adult learners in your programs, as well as their families. Thank you for all that you are doing to support them and...
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The What Works Clearinghouse launched a crowdsource effort yesterday to seek questions from educators and families on effective distance learning practices as well as nominations of rigorous research that “evaluates the effectiveness of specific distance education practices or products on student outcomes.” Suggestions are due April 3 to NCEE.Feedback@ed.gov. Read More
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Dear COABE Member,Please contact your legislators with our 3 click software today to send an urgent request regarding the COVID-19 relief packages. As you may know, two COVID-19 relief packages have already been passed and have been signed by the President. Congress is furiously working on the third package, while there is already talk of...
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We hope that you and your families are staying safe during this difficult and unprecedented time. We also hope that many of you will be able to join us for Monday’s webinar on our April 8th Virtual Hill Day. Get more info about our Virtual Capitol Hill day, and register HERE. Today, however, I have an...
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We are delighted to share that COABE has rescheduled the COABE 2020 conference to take place on August 16-19, 2020 in Baltimore, MD! If you have already registered, you do not need to take further action to maintain your registration. Read More
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Long time COABE member, David Rosen, has assembled a summary of resources to share with adult basic education programs dealing with closures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As more programs move instruction online, you may wish to join a LINCS moderated discussion on this topic. Learn More
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In light of ongoing developments surrounding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), COABE is moving its April 8th Capitol Hill Day to a virtual format. We are asking COABE members to reach out to Hill offices and request phone calls or online meetings in place of in-person meetings. While we were initially disappointed to not have a show of...
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Some jobs will be filled by those currently on a post-secondary track or by those who can easily be retrained and provided with a new skill set. However, we must expand our focus to the often ignored, but essential, lower-skilled workers in order to meet future demand and ensure that all adults can participate in...
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We are pleased to share with you that both the House and Senate “Dear Colleague” letters are circulating for sign-on by Members of Congress. On the House side, the letter is being led by Rep. Grijalva and Rep. Yarmuth. On the Senate side, the letter is bipartisan- for the first time ever- and is being...
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