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HEA Joint Letter to House Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee - 2/3/2014
This is a joint letter submitted by the The Corps Network, National Youth Emplyoment Coalition, YouthBuild USA, and Jobs for the future to the House Subcommitte on Higher Education and Workforce Training. The letter was in response to a hearing held on January 28, 2014 entitled "Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Bet Practices for Serving Low-Income and First Generation Students."
HEA Comments on Postsecondary Success Strategies - 10/31/13
These comments were drafted by the Corps Network in conjunction with NYEC, Jobs for the Future, and YouthBuild USA for a hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The hearing on October 31, 2013 focused on the Higher Education Act and was titled "Attaining a Quality Degree: Innovations to Improve Student Success."
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.
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.
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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