May 2018 Membership Update   
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Working together, coalescing around the mantra "Invest in Adult Education" through our six time award winning national public awareness campaign, adult education received an increase of $35 million - the first increase in more than 15 years! We must continue to work together to ensure our funding not only remains intact but is increased to the full amount authorized when the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was enacted in 2014. Click here to take action today.
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Remember to invite your legislators to attend student graduations and related activities. This is a great way to showcase your program and student successes!

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Thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors, vendors, strand partners, dignitaries, and COABE Board and staff for making this conference extra special!

With over 440 sessions, many networking opportunities, and a keynote by Dr. Michael Wooten, this year's COABE conference provided premier professional development to our field.

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May Webinars


DATE: Monday, May 7, 2018
TIME: 2:00 p.m. EDT

How do we juggle integrating employment and training skills and still teach skills needed to pass the high school equivalency test? One answer: by integrating them into your existing curriculum. With just a little tweaking of your current teaching practices and curriculum, we can begin making the necessary adjustments to start integrating employment and training skills and working toward being WIOA compliant.

PRESENTED BY: Sara Z. Gutting

Sponsored by


DATE: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
TIME: 2:00 p.m. EDT
According to the COABE Media Outreach Toolkit, one of the best ways for the adult education community to inform policy makers, funders, and the public of the work they're doing is to share the success stories of their students, staff, and education programs. In this presentation, we will take a look at how education centers can expand their outreach efforts by taking advantage of some of the free resources offered by education vendors, including the creation and promotion of success stories.

PRESENTED BY: Mike Johnson

Sponsored by

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CCAE 2018 Conference
May 3 - 5, 2018
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MAEA 2018 Conference
June 20 & 21, 2018

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