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  • State of the Union Focuses on Skills, Education Issues

    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

  • Job Council Releases Road Map to Renewal

    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

  • Unemployment Tied to College Majors, Study Finds

    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

  • House WIA Bill Threatens Perkins Funding

    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 12/8/2014 11:24:06 AM

  • House Ed and Workforce Committee Releases New ESEA Bills

    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 12/5/2014 4:22:17 PM

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