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COABE's prestigious national level awards process is now open for applications.

Members can nominate individuals, and then state associations may move their state level winners forward to the national level, in the following areas:

-Adult Learner of the Year
-Teacher of the Year
-Administrator of the Year

COABE also provides incentive grants and scholarships. 
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Welcome new large group members, Utah (UAACCE) and North Dakota (NDALL)

Conference Mini Grant Winners Announced!
Over 500 members from around the country applied for one of fifty mini grants to attend the COABE 2016 conference, in Dallas, TX, on April 10-13, 2016. With special thanks to our mini review grant committee, comprised of Deb Bomaster, Rhea Watson, Brianna Washington, Debbie Phillips, Jody Angelone, and Debbie Faubus-Kendrick, the winners of the mini grants have been selected. Click here to find you out if you were selected and to review the winners' names!  

In this update:
    Budget and Appropriations
    States Hold Hearings on WIOA State Plans
    Tax Deduction for Adult Educators
    New! COABE Advocacy Resources
    New! COABE 2016 Hill Days
    Upcoming Advocacy Activities

Read the full update here.
The COABE Board of Directors is seeking candidates interested in being part of a dynamic and growing organization. The following positions will open on July 1, 2016:
-Vice President for Membership
-Region 2 Representative
-Region 4 Representative
-Region 6 Representative

Candidates are encouraged to attend the COABE 2016 conference, in Dallas, TX, where they will have the opportunity to meet with conferees and campaign for their votes. Funds are allocated for business travel on behalf of COABE.
Please click here for more details, to nominate someone, or to apply for a position.  

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