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Adult learners are returning to school for a new year and whether classes are remote, in-person, or a hybrid this fall everyone needs internet access to succeed. To help promote the Emergency Broadband Benefit as a tool for the coming school year, the FCC has added new back-to-school themed materials to the EBB Outreach Toolkit.  New materials include school posters, bookmarks, handouts and Pell Grant...
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Dear COABE Members, COABE has been working to advocate on behalf of adult learners across the country. The following are highlights of some of the key advocacy activities where COABE is working for you! U.S. Department of Education Priorities for Adult Education Submitted to Education SecretaryRead the letter that Sharon Bonney, CEO of COABE, submitted to...
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COABE has selected activists and leaders to champion the cause of adult education WIOA Title II programs. The State Advocates for Adult Education Fellowship (SAAEF) is a hands-on advocacy training program for adult educators, adult learners, and friends of adult education. During the yearlong program, fellows will learn how to work with the media, their...
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Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 pm EST Today, 51.4 million adults in the United States lack basic literacy skills and 75.1 million Americans are low-skilled in numeracy. Adult education programs around the country serve these adults by providing numeracy, literacy, English language skills, digital literacy, work readiness, high school equivalency and more – all essential...
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By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Jessica CardottThe Covid-19 pandemic may still be causing adult educators to maintain a safe social distance, but hundreds of them nevertheless have made their voices heard on Capitol Hill. Nearly 600 educators from across the country registered for a recent virtual forum co-hosted by National Skills Coalition, the National Coalition for Literacy...
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Your voice is making a difference! As part of ongoing negotiations for the next COVID-19 package, Senate Democrats introduced the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act (CCCERA) that included $1 billion in relief funding for adult education. While this is just a step in the process, it’s a very positive step! Read More
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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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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 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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