Minnesota Adult Basic Education

COVID-19 and Minnesota ABE

MDE ABE State Office Communications

Statement regarding Minnesota Adult Basic Education Services and COVID-19 (sent out via email on March 17, 2020)

COVID-19 and ABE FAQ (sent out via email on March 20, 2020)

MDE ABE State Office Webinars

For recorded webinars related to ABE and COVID-19, go to State ABE Presentations.

COVID-19 related resources for ABE

COVID-19 & Distance Education Resource Hub is a Schoology group for ABE practitioners and programs to share resources, ideas, and questions around COVID-19 and its impact on MN adult education programs. To join the group: Sign up for a Schoology account (if you haven’t already) as an instructor at www.schoology.com.  Then go to the Groups tab at the top of the screen. Click on My Groups > Join a Group. Enter the group access code: 4PQM-9XNK-FRF7X, and you’re in!

About Minnesota ABE

Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a state-wide system that serves approximately 65,000 adults annually. ABE students are working towards a high school credential, learning English, improving basic skills such as literacy and math, and/or preparing for post-secondary education or employment. ABE is funded with both federal and state funds, and services are delivered through a network of 41 consortia comprising all Minnesota school districts as well as other partners including the correctional system and community-based organizations.

Minnesota Adult Basic Education Office Equity Statement

The state Adult Basic Education (ABE) office is committed to creating educational equity.

  • We commit to recognizing the historical conditions and barriers that have prevented opportunity and success in learning for students based on their race, class, and other identities.
  • We commit to working to dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value, with a focus on racial equity.
  • We commit to fostering positive and effective learning environments for all by eliminating institutional policies that uphold oppressive systems of power and privilege.
  • We commit to collaboratively creating a learning community within the ABE system that promotes opportunities for self-reflection, growth, and change.

We see ABE as key to building educated, engaged, and just communities for all Minnesotans.

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