January 2nd, 2020
COABE Board Nominations
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is over 26,000 members strong and growing. Our Board of Directors is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Vice President for Membership
  • *Region 1 Representative

*Region 1 Representative must be from Region 1 which consists of the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Time Investment: approximately 4-5 hours per month unless stated otherwise on the job description.
Virtual Conference
2019 COABE Virtual Conference Highlight
Top Presentation for viewers was:
Breakout! by Susanna Lee 
About this session: Based on the concept of popular
room-escape games, breakout boxes are an incredibly engaging way for learners to explore or review material. Useful for learners of all levels in math, science, social studies, ELA, ESL, civics, and more. Breakout boxes can be as high- or low-tech as desired. 
Rating: This session had 4.9 stars out of 5 with an overall Excellent rating
What our attendees said:  Great Presentation! A very creative way to indulge Adult Learners!!! ~ Tara Driver

Loved this! It's hard to find time for building these kinds of activities, but this idea is so good I might MAKE time! Thanks! ~ Brittany Lane Steiner
COABE held the 4th annual fall Virtual Conference on October 29th and October 30th. Registered and want to watch the archives?
If you did not register for the Virtual Conference, but still want to access all the great content, it’s not too late!
Educate and Elevate Success Stories
After dropping out of high school, Yolanda worked nights for 15 years as a housekeeper. She tried traditional diploma prep programs but couldn’t stick with them. Then, she found the St. Louis Community College FastTrack program. This accelerated path offered flexible hours, one-on-one tutoring, and a tailored curriculum. Yolanda signed on, and 10 weeks later she passed the HiSET exam. With her HiSET Yolanda has a new job at a local hospital and is currently taking classes at St. Louis Community College to enhance her skills in pharmacy technology. She has better working hours, increased pay, and access to higher education.
Public Policy Update (01/02/20)
As you may recall, President Trump signed the final fiscal year (FY) 2020 appropriations deal into law on Friday, December 20, which included a $15 million increase for Adult Education programs . We thank you again for all of your efforts in securing this funding increase! To keep the momentum going, our work on FY2021 funding will begin quickly – so ensure that you and your team are ready for action.

Looking ahead, the State of the Union is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4. We will be listening for key themes related to adult education. Following the State of the Union, the President’s 2021 Budget Request is likely to be released sometime in February. We will analyze the President’s Budget Request and respond appropriately. After the release of the Budget Request, expect to begin our regular 2021 appropriations work with Congress.
Upcoming Webinars
TABE-nology 2.0
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Ronald Cruz
Sponsored by
Essential Education
Daily Integration of Digital Literacy Skills for
Workforce and Transition Success
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Tara Plouff
Sponsored by BurlingtonEnglish
Using Technology to Help Students Set and Achieve Goals
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Anthony Burik
Sponsored by
The NROC Project
You will need your COABE membership ID to register for all webinars. Please contact  membership@coabe.org  if you have any questions.
Register for January Google Boot Camps
This month we will hold Boot Camps in New Hampshire on January 10th, and Washington DC on January 16th!

If you have already participated in a Google Boot Camp, you can submit your testimonial to be entered into our monthly raffle for $1,000!
January VIP Vendor
We Love Our Members!
If you do not have your membership number, please contact the membership office.

You will need to enter your name and email address as it appears on your membership form to lookup and access all your membership benefits. Your name and email needs to be consistent in order to find your record.

Contact membership@coabe.org between the hours of 9am-5pm EST if you have any questions or need assistance in making any updates.
Our mission is to inspire educators so adults succeed and communities thrive.