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April 2013 YouthNotes FINAL
April 2013 YouthNotes FINAL
Emerging Federal Role for Competency Education
This report, released on April 25, 2013, is the the first part of KnowledgeWorks' "Competency Education Series." The report is designed to help policymakers develop a deeper understanding of the competency model, the growing national movement, and key barriers within federal accountability and assessment systems that pose a challenge to this work.
NYEC Preliminary Budget/Appropriations Table - April 17, 2013
This table provides bduget and appropraitions funding levels for federal programs that impact youth and young adults ages 14-24. It includes information on activities within the Deaprtments of Labor, Education, Justice, Health & Human Services. It also includes information on volunteering programs.
2013 Annual Report: Actions Needed to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits
This report, issued by the Government Accountability Office in early April 2013, provides an update on issues referneced in the 2011 and 2012 reports while also identifying more areas of concern. The goal of this series of publications is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal government programs and activities.
President's Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2014
Released by the President on April 10, 2013, this outlines the Administration's priorities in Fiscal Year 2014 (begins October 2013 and runs through September 2014).
Update on Job Training as Cross-Agency Priority Goal
This report by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provides an update on Job Training as it was idenitified as a Corss Agency Priority Goal for the federal Fiscal Year 2013 (October 2012-September 2013). This is the first quarterly update provided by OMB.
Youth Practitioner's Resource Guide to Supportive Services
This Training and Employment Notice, issued by the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration on April 12, 2013, announces a new guide to supportive services for youth.
Costs and Benefits of Using Tests that Help Students Learn
This report, released by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, provides data on what staets and districts currently spend on tests; examines the failings of current multiple-choice tests; and analyzes the sots and opportunities of creating, implementing, and scoring assessments that ensure students are equipped with 21st century competencies.
Sequestration's Impact on ESEA Title I Allocations
This table (prodiced by the Department of Education) includes the estimated impact of the sequestration of approximately 5% of federal funds for Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This table includes the largest 100 school precincts.
Report on Integrating Common Core and Teacher Effectiveness
This report, released by the Council of Chief State SChool Officers and the Aspen Institute in March 2013, provides ten orgnaization and functional recommendations to ehlp state departments succeed in carrying out the new responsibilities necessary to see long-term imporvements in teacher and student outcomes (via implementing Common Core State Standards and teacher effectiveness standards).
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