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23
Mar

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Adult Education’s Request for $1 billion to deal with COVID-19

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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21
Mar

Adult Education’s Request for $1 Billion to deal with COVID-19

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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19
Mar

Save the date for the summer COABE 2020 Conference (8/16-8/19)!

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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17
Mar

Preparing for and offering adult basic education online during the pandemic

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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12
Mar

COABE April 8th Capitol Hill Day is Going Virtual!

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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12
Mar

Expanding your focus on adult education will fill more jobs

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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10
Mar

Please contact your legislators for adult ed’s “Dear Colleague” letter

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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03
Mar

COABE Statement Regarding Coronavirus

At the World Health Organization press conference, Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated regarding the Coronavirus, “Our greatest enemy right now is not the virus itself. It’s fear, rumours and stigma. And our greatest assets are facts, reason and solidarity.” COABE takes the health of our conference attendees, board members, and staff very seriously. Some...
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27
Feb

We must direct more attention and resources to adult education so workers are trained, and jobs are filled

Given the rapidly changing economy, we must direct more attention and resources to adult education so workers are trained, and jobs are filled. Read More
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18
Feb

COABE Legislative Update and Action Alert

On Monday, February 10 the President released his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021, signaling the Administration’s funding priorities and kicking off the FY21 appropriations process. Learn More
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