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WIA Funding Flexibility Guidance for Program Year 2013
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter, issued by the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration in May 2013, outlines flexiblity for Workforce Investment Act Title I and Wagner Peyser funding in program year 2013. It includes the ways that funds are flexible as well as emphasizing ways that it is not.
ACT 2012 National Curriculum Survey
The Survey asks educators about what they teach in their courses and how important they feel various topics are for students to know to be succcessful in the courses and future courses. The survey also targeted policy implications on preparing for higher standards. Queried educators included those teaching at the middle school level all the way through the postscondary level.
Eduployment: Creating Opportunity Policies for America's You
The paper, Eduployment: Creating Opportunity Policies for America's Youth, calls for powerful "opportunity" policies to address the crisis in education and employment for youth in the United States, especially our young people who are falling through the cracks in public systems of education, child welfare, and juvenile justice. The paper introduces the concept of "eduployment," which recognizes that learning and work are inextricably linked and opportunity policies for youth must prepare young people for postsecondary success, rather than the outmoded college or career tracks.
House Education and the Workforce Committee Comments on Reauthorizing ESEA/NCLB
On May 7, 2013 the House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on improving accountability within the education system. To begin the hearing, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA) discussed their hopes to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (or alternatively the No Child Left Behind Act) during 2013.
Final FY 2013 Workforce Investment Act Allotments
This document from the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration provides the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 allotments to states and outlying areas for Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Activities along with Wagner-Peyser funding and Workforce Information Grants.
House FY 2014 Budget Proposal Narrative
This is the House of Representatives' proposal for the FY 2014 federal budget.
Senate FY 2014 Budget Proposal Narrative
This is the Senate's proposal for the FY 2014 federal budget.
Report on Strategies for Improving Community College Student Success
In April 2013, Our Piece of the Pie released this report, entitled "Pathways through College: Strategies for Improving Community College Student Success." It outlines the completion challenge facing community college students across the country and summarizes the strategies the colleges can pursue to improve student success.
Can Personalized Text Messages and Peer Mentor Outreach Increase College Going Among Low-Income High School Graduates?
This academic paper, written by Benjamin Castleman of Harvard University and Lindsay Page of Harvard's Center for Education Policy Research, investigates text messaging and peer mentor outreach as two promising approaches to inform students of college-related summer tasks and to connect them to professional support when they need help.
Trends and Challenges for Low-Wage Workers
This report, released by the Economic Policy Institute in April 2012, focuses on low-wage workers- who they are, where they work, where they live, and what their future challenges may be in regards ti education/skill requirements, job quality, and wages.
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