Each year Literacy Action Network honors teachers, students, managers, advocates, programs and projects working and succeeding in Adult Basic Education. The individual and group awards will be handed out at the ABE Summer Institute Conference’s Annual ABE awards ceremony held the evening of August 16th. The PONI awards will be presented the morning of August 17th. Please consider submitting a nomination for someone or an organization you feel deserves this honor and acknowledgement. Please see the award page for additional inform
Literacy Action Network is pleased to announce that they will be able to make available three $500.00 scholarships for individuals to assist with the cost to attend the 2018 COABE annual conference in March. Please complete the application by clicking on LAN COABE Scholarship Form. The application deadline has been extended to February 16th; applicants will be notified whether they have received the award by February 20. Please email email@example.com
Make plans to attend the COABE Virtual Conference, October 25-26. On behalf of Literacy Action Network you can attend this conference for FREE! Follow this link for conference registration and information http://conta.cc/2vNwSEM
The Governor has signed the K12 Education bill, which includes ABE funding for the next two years. This ends a long slog through a legislative session filled with potential potholes for ABE.
While we were unsuccessful in obtaining additional ABE funding, we were successful in fending off efforts in the House to reduce the 3% growth factor. We also prevented any policy changes that might affect the formula, as well as any targeted allocations to specific ABE providers outside the formula.
Literacy Action Network and the Minnesota Community Education Association are now seeking poster session proposals for the 2017 ABE State Summer Institute. The poster session will run on Thursday, August 17 from 1:15-2:00. Check out the presenter resources page for the poster proposal application form and other presenter information.
Literacy Action Network and the Minnesota Community Education Association are now seeking presentation proposals for the 2017 ABE State Summer Institute, which will be held August 16-18 at the St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN. We hope that new and experienced ABE staff will consider sharing their ideas and expertise with their colleagues at this regional conference. We received very positive feedback on last year’s excellent presentations and we look forward to another strong program.
At the December meeting, the Board adopted the following statement: "The Literacy Action Network stands by our students, colleagues, friends and volunteers who are facing oppression and/or discrimination. As an organization we denounce such behavior as at odds with our standing concern for health, safety and happiness of our diverse society. Adult basic education has a long history of fighting for social justice, and we continue our commitment to democratic and egalitarian values."
Here is the story of one volunteer, describing how her own history inspired her to work with adult learners.
Several individuals and organizations have received awards for outstanding work in ABE. Recipients, honored during the 2016 Summer Institute in St. Cloud this August, included:
The conference this year was highly successful. There were a total of 530 registrations for the August 17-19 conference in St. Cloud - 342 were for the full conference, with 417 people attending Wednesday, 474 on Thursday, and 376 Friday, with 305 people attending the annual awards banquet Thursday night. There were 21 vendors, and 27 posters for the packed sessions. Thanks to the very hard working Summer Institute Committee and all who worked to create this conference!