On February 2, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing titled “Innovations in College Affordability.” The purpose of the hearing was to explore new and creative methods to make higher education more affordable for all students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:43 AM
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education released a series of reports highlighting community colleges. The reports provide helpful information on community college conferences.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:02 AM
President Obama’s delivery of the annual State of the Union address on January 23 highlighted “an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values,” The president asked for additional funding and support for education and referenced the skills gap that many employers face.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:30:16 AM
President Obama’s Job Council recently released its Road Map to Renewal report, which looks at “the broader factors influencing American prosperity and competitiveness in a global age” and makes policy recommendations that include investing in education and innovation, building the energy and manufacturing sectors of the economy and making tax and regulatory reforms.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:29:35 AM
A report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce found a correlation between certain jobs and the unemployment rate.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:28:44 AM
In December, the House Education and Workforce Committee released a bill from Rep. Foxx (R-NC) that, if enacted, would consolidate workforce programs into four funding streams.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:27:38 AM
On January 6, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce released draft legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The two bills released on Friday, the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, address reforms to teacher effectiveness and accountability systems in the current law.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:26:47 AM