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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.
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.
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