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06
Aug

Interview with Author Paul Jurmo featured in the Workforce Edition of the COABE Journal

Paul J. Jurmo, EdD, is an experienced educator focusing on basic skills for development in the U.S. and developing countries. He has played multiple roles (researcher, evaluator, administrator, curriculum and professional developer, and advocate) while developing systems that integrate basic education with workforce and community development, health, environmental sustainability, prisoner reentry, and other forms of...
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06
Aug

Is YOUR State Hosting a Conference This Year?

If you are holding a state conference and your state is a current member of COABE, you can access a list of our top, national level, expert presenters, Additionally, COABE can support your state conference with a door prize, a short presentation by our leadership, and/or by bringing greetings to your board of directors. Please...
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03
Aug

Interview with Author Anson Green featured in the Workforce Edition of the COABE Journal

Anson Green is an adult education, workforce, and community college trailblazer. His passion is deploying innovative services for low-skilled Texans to meet their life ambitions. He loves challenging legacy perspectives and developing pioneering solutions. Mr. Green led the transformation of the over $80 million Texas adult education program into a workforce solution for dropouts and immigrants...
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29
Jul

Educating Adults Creates Stronger Communities

Low-skilled adults are:  • 2x more likely to be unemployed;  • 3x more likely to be in poverty;  • 4x more likely to be in poor health; and • 8x more likely to be incarcerated.Educating adults creates stronger communities. Higher education levels are correlated with lower rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma. A...
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23
Jul

Adult education advocates bring their voices to Capitol Hill

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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22
Jul

28 million adults in the US lack the basic digital skills that they need to use a computer.

28 million adults in the US lack the basic digital skills that they need to use a computer, yet most are using computers every day on the job. We must invest in digital literacy to ensure a competitive workforce. Most federally funded adult education programs provide digital literacy services while providing literacy, numeracy, citizenship, and...
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21
Jul

COABE Google Initiative 2: Funding Available

The COABE Google Initiative provides leadership and support to local programs and trainers. Submit an application today!
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21
Jul

Take Action for $1Billion Funding Request for Adult Education

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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10
Jul

Conference Evaluation, General Session Highlights, CEU’s and Graduate Credits

Complete the conference evaluation for your opportunity to win a FREE registration to attend the much anticipated COABE 2021 Conference in Nashville, TN!
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23
Jun

Workforce Edition of the COABE Journal featuring Paul J. Jurmo, EdD

Hidden Treasures: Two Decades ofWorkplace Basic Skills Efforts in the United States Paul J. Jurmo, EdD Paul J. Jurmo, EdD, is an experienced educator focusing on basic skills for development in the U.S. and developing countries. He has played multiple roles (researcher, evaluator, administrator, curriculum and professional developer, and advocate) while developing systems that integrate...
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