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27
May

Workforce Edition of the COABE Journal featuring Jennie Mollica

Employers and labor organizations in the United States use apprenticeships to provide workers with technical education and paid on-the-job training leading to wage increases and higher-skilled jobs. When English learners participate in apprenticeships, employers benefit from an expanded pipeline of qualified employees and a more diverse workforce. In addition, immigrant workers gain the qualifications and experience...
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26
May

End of year fiscal options

As the end of the fiscal year approaches, why not put unspent funds to use for you and your program? COABE offers outstanding professional development as well as research to practice opportunities for the field!
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21
May

47% of GED recipients go on to higher ed and have a 90% persistence rate

While adult education provides so much more than just the high school equivalency, it is certainly a milestone. Studies show that 47% of GED recipients go on to higher ed and have a 90% persistence rate. Adult ed learners have grit and determination. They are fighting for a better future for themselves and their families!...
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21
May

The 2020 COABE National Conference is going Virtual!

We are excited to share that despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our national conference will go forward! We have retooled to a virtual format that will still have all of the components we were planning in the past. I hope you will join us for our general sessions, 400+ presentations, 17 networking events, and so...
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21
May

COABE Journal – Workforce Edition Spring 2020 now available!

Welcome to the Workplace Literacy edition of the COABE Journal. Why a workplace-focused edition of the journal? Adult education programs are a natural pipeline for a competent and motivated workforce, and many adult learners enter our programs with the expressed goal of improving their skills to succeed in the workplace. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity...
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15
May

The return on investment into adult education is undeniable

The return on investment into adult education is undeniable. The adult ed graduate can typically earn close to $10,000 more per year once they get their diploma![i] The economy is impacted as well. For every 400,000 adults who earn a high school diploma, we gain 2.5 billion back in tax revenue and reduced expenses.[ii] That’s...
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05
May

Silent Killer: Epidemic of Low Health Literacy Makes COVID-19 Worse

By Dr. Iris Z. Feinberg “The darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on a silent killer for which vital signs and oxygen saturation measures do not help. It’s called health literacy – the gap between how health messages are communicated and what patients and health consumers can understand to make good health...
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05
May

COABE is hiring! Ambassador Coordinator position is now open

We are looking for a competent Ambassador Training Coordinator to undertake a variety of administrative and program coordination tasks to support COABE’s award winning Ambassador Initiative.  You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties related to Ambassadors and Student Engagement. This position will require remote...
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09
Apr

2020 COABE Elections Results Announced

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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01
Apr

TAKE ACTION: State funding for adult education is available to fight the impact of COVID-19

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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