The resources and links below are primarily for Adult Education staff. In some cases, the information could be useful for anyone interested in the different applications and organizations that are associated with Adult Education in North Dakota.

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Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), is a nation wide organization made up of over 20,000 educators, administrators, mentors, etc. who work to improve educational opportunities for all persons.  By promoting education and literacy programs, providing leadership unifying the profession, and sponsoring professional development; COABE inspires educators so adults succeed and communities thrive. 

Educate & Elevate: An Investment in America's Future is an educational advocacy campaign that exists to help policy maker understand the value of Adult Education and the impact it can have in communities.  One large tool that any Adult Education supporter can use is the Campaign Outreach Toolkit.  It is simply a collection of resources that make taking action simplified.  This helpful site contains materials such as one-page fact sheets, campaign videos, and even Legislator letter, email, or postcard templates. 

If we educate, then we elevate! 
(Click the link to watch a short video that COABE has created for the Educate and Elevate campaign that gives research based information about Adult Education.)


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Displaced Homemakers

Per legislative rule (NDCC 14-06.01), the Regional Adult Learning Centers provide services to individuals who qualify as "displaced homemakers", an ever-increasing number of persons who have worked primarily in the home providing unpaid services to their family and now find themselves "displaced" through separation, divorce, death or disability of a spouse, or other loss of support.  As a consequence, these individuals are very often without any source of income and are sometimes ineligible for categorical welfare assistance.

The Adult Learning Centers are able to provide a wide variety of services that can help in many different ways. Students of the Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP) are privy to additional benefits not available to all students in the areas of academic support, career and college guidance, and other services to help displaced homemakers enjoy independence and economic security.

The 68th Legislative Assembly Executive Summary Report is now available. For a copy of the report, please contact the Office of Assessment.

For more information, contact the Adult Education Office at (701) 328-2393 or any Regional or Satellite Adult Learning Center (ALC) listed below.

  • Region I - Williston (701) 774-4221
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Danielle Powelson, ALC Instructor
        • Williston State College
  • Region II - Minot (701) 857-4488
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Marcy Beck, ALC Director
        • Minot Public Schools
  • Region III - Devils Lake (701) 662-1568
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Bridget Hanlan, ALC Director
        • Lake Region State College
  • Region IV - Grand Forks (701) 795-2777
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Terry Bohan, ALC Director/Principal
        • Stanford Centre
  • Region V - Fargo (701) 446-2807
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Jennifer Frueh, ALC Director
        • Fargo Public Schools
      • Holly Hulne, Social Worker
        • Fargo ND
  • Region VI - Valley City (701) 845-0256
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Derrick Bopp, ALC/CTE Director
        • Sheyenne Valley Career & Tech Center
  • Region VII - Bismarck (701) 323-4530
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Ashley Coles, ALC Coordinator
        • Bismarck Public Schools
  • Region VIII - Dickinson (701) 456-0008
    • State Advisory Committee Representative
      • Beth Hurt, ALC Director
        • Dickinson Public Schools
  • Satellite Adult Learning Centers
    • Belcourt (701) 394-4306
    • Grafton (701) 352-3705, x-420
    • Jamestown (701) 252-8841
    • Wahpeton (701) 409-0285
  • Additional State Advisory Committee Representatives
    • Phil Davis, WIOA Director
      • Job Service, Bismarck
    • Sara Mitzel, Adult Education Program Manager/Adult Education Lead
      • North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Bismarck
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North Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning (NDALL)

The North Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning (NDALL) is the state association which was first created in 1993 for the purpose of promoting and encouraging lifelong learning for all North Dakota citizens.  Over time, this Association has evolved into a strong membership of job alike colleagues who network, participate in professional development activities and conferences to improve strategies for teaching the adult learner.  See: North Dakota Association for Lifelong Learners (NDALL) for more information.

Should you not find what you need on this website, please contact the Adult Education Office at (701) 328-2393.