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05
Apr

Minds That Move Us Career Pathway Festival

Join us for the first-ever Minds That Move Us Adult Career Pathway Festival where ten teams from around the country will pitch innovative education and training models that create social equity and economic mobility for youth and adult learners for a chance to win $100k! The Festival will be an entertaining cross between Shark Tank and America’s Got...
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01
Apr

COABE Membership Update: April 2019

Stay up to date with what is happening with COABE by reading the April 2019 issue of the COABE membership update. Remember to read our featured adult education success stories and innovations for March 2019. You can submit your own success story at our award-winning Education and Elevate campaign website. Read Now
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20
Feb

Connect with Your New Representatives!

The new Congress is now well underway and has over 100 new Members — nearly one quarter of the entire House of Representatives! Along with such tremendous turnover, it is the first time in eight years that the Democrats have held the House majority. This dramatic shift in control requires a significant effort in promoting...
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02
Feb

Tapping Data for Frontline Talent Development

As you know, frontline workers, or the workers who interact directly with customers and provide services in industries like retail, healthcare, food service, and hospitality, help make up the backbone of today’s workforce. However, frontline workforce talent development presents numerous challenges: Many frontline workers say the workforce development and job training programs available to them...
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02
Feb

COABE and Skills USA Develop Partnership

Dear COABE Members, I am delighted to share that our incoming president, Dr. Don Finn, and I had the pleasure of meeting with the leadership of SkillsUSA at their headquarters in Virginia to discuss a wonderful partnership with them! We anticipate that this new partnership will yield a great return for the field of adult...
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29
Jan

We Need Your Help To Support Adult Education!

While portions of the federal government may have just reopened, preparation for the FY 2020 funding cycle are already well underway. As we mentioned in our last note, we need your help to send a “program letter” request to each member of the House of Representatives in which your adult education programs are located and...
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18
Jan

Challenging Funding Environment: Action Required

TELL NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ADULT EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. Thank you for your assistance this past year in helping raise the visibility for adult education programs, which resulted in a $25 million federal funding increase in FY 2019 and staved off $87 million in funding cuts! We need your help again this...
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15
Jan

New Year’s Message

As we head into the new year, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership in our organization, the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE). As our membership grows, so does our impact! We came together in solidarity and were able to not only stave off proposed funding cuts, but also...
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04
Jan

116th Congress Convenes

The 116th Congress convened, and for the first time in eight years, Democrats controlled the House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was elected Speaker of the House which marks only the second time in history that a former Speaker has been re-elected after losing the majority in his/her previous tenure. 63 new Democrats and 37 Republicans...
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