August 2014

Take 5: “Education Drives Expanded Access to Opportunity in the U.S.” and more…

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: Huffington Post: Education Drives Expanded Access to Opportunity in the U.S. Managing Director of Opportunity Nation, Russel Krumnow, takes a look at how dramatic gains in education have propelled overall growth in access to opportunity over the past four decades, "helping to offset economic downturns such as the Great Recession. This

Real Momentum Behind ‘Pay for Success’

Defying prevailing political winds, Congress has passed, and President Obama just signed into law, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) -- the first update to federal workforce programs in nearly 15 years. This unique moment of bipartisan, bicameral unity is notable not solely for its rarity within the current climate of legislative inertia,  but because WIOA will provide critical