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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).
FY 2014 Budget Proposal Table
This table lists budgetary allocations in Fiscal Year 2013 and 2014 budget proposals that were produced in the House of Representatives and the Senate. More specifically, it targets the funding levels for Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services Programming (Function 500 within the budgets).
Advisory Regarding Updated WIA Youth and Adult Data for PY 2013
This notice advises states that economically disadvantaged youth and adult data for use in the WIA Youth and Adult within-state allocation formulas are available on the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) website and that states should use this data in PY 2013 and future within-state allocation formulas.
Powerpoint Presentation for the 2/26/13 GED Webinar
This is a copy of the presentation that Brian Smith from the GED Testing Service provided during the webianr entitled "The New GED" What to Expect in 2014" on February 26, 2013.
The Impact of the Sequester on Communities Across America - Report
This report, released by the Center for American Progress on February 22, 2013, outlines the impact of the Sequester at the state level.
Administration of Technology-Based Learning Surveys (Training and Employment Notice)
This Training and Employment Notice (TEN 21-12), issued by the Department of Labor's Employment and training Administration on February 15, 2013, alerts State Workforce Agency Administrators and Local Workforce Investment Board Executive Directors that a study of Technology-Based Learning in the public workforce system is being implemented and their completion of the surveys will support this study.
No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (H.R. 325)
This bill temporarily suspends the debt ceiling limitation on the federal government until MAy 18, 2013. The bill does not actually raise the debt ceiling, rather it suspends the rule ordering that the debt ceiling can not be breached. This action effectively prevents the country from defaulting on its financial obligations. Besides raising the debt ceiling, H.R. 325 also delays the salaries to legislators in the House and Senate until their respective chamber agrees to a budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
Retention Best Practices: A Collection of Best Practices from North Carolina Community Colleges
This report, compiled by the Student Development Services within the North Carolina Community Colegee System, discusses the best practices of several North Carolina Community Colleges in their efforts to address and imrpove retention by providing increased services, caring strategies, early interventions, and other methods and/or courses of action. Best practices are listed by college and topic with campus contact information included.
State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers

The report describes current sector strategies, discusses their difference from traditional workforce and economic development programs, and describes actions that state administrators and policymakers can take to create strategies and implement them effectively. These strategies are among a small number of workforce interventions with statistical evidence showing improvements for workers in employment opportunities and in wage increases.

Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire's Competency-Based System
This report, released by the Alliance for Excellent Education in January 2013, profiles how two high schools in New Hampshire made this shift and examines the necessary changes at both the school and in state policy. Competency-based advancement is an important part of New Hampshire‚??s strategy for implementing the Common Core State Standards and meeting the state department of education‚??s goal that every student ‚??deserves a course of study that allows him or her to learn in a deep, meaningful, and practical way.‚?Ő
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