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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