COABE engaged in a third Capitol Hill Day with state association presidents which resulted in 88 visits made to legislators and their staffers. Our joint public awareness campaign, Educate and Elevate was our mantra, and feedback from Capitol Hill Participants has been extremely positive. The last meeting of the day was with Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education. Leaders from COABE invited the state director's leadership to join them for this important meeting. The meeting lasted over an hour, during which time the Secretary expressed her commitment to adult education while COABE and state director leadership shared important points relative to quality, endurance, integrated education and more. Click here to read the full press release for the day.
COABE Research to Practice
In September 2016, the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) launched a new resource called the Research to Practice Initiative. COABE features a topic of the month which pairs an article from our peer reviewed Journal, a related professional development webinar, and a resource from our Adult Educator's Repository. This membership benefit has been very popular, and is underwritten with support provided by Essential Education. Get more details here.