November 2020

AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (11/23)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. What’s Next in Washington Last week in Washington, there were no breakthroughs in talks on either a new COVID relief package or finalizing the federal budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The House
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New Release: A Guide for the Biden-Harris Administration to Ensure Student Success in Higher Education

Today, New America released a set of higher education proposals for the Biden-Harris Transition Team. The proposals include a new paper we jointly co-authored, along with Kate Tromble, Vice President for Federal Policy at Results for America, proposing a new $800 million tiered evidence innovation fund at the U.S. Department of Education to build evidence for and scale post-secondary approaches
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (11/17)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. What’s Next in Washington In Washington last week, congressional leaders began to lay out the schedule for Congress to address both a COVID-19 relief package and finalize funding for the 2021 federal fiscal
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Reimagining the Future: Convening Conversations about Whole-Learner Education in Pennsylvania and Michigan

At the end of October, America Forward hosted two events, as part of a series of conversations with policymakers and education leaders about the critical importance of whole-learner approaches to education. Both events were moderated by America Forward Advocacy Director Nithya Joseph. The first, focused on Pennsylvania, was held on Friday, October 23, 2020 and featured Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06);
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A Statement from New Profit and America Forward on the Election

November 9, 2020 - We congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on the outcome of this historic election. We celebrate that America has reached a transformative and long-overdue milestone with Vice President-elect Harris becoming the first woman, as well as the first Black woman and first person of South Asian heritage, to ascend to the White House. The American
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (11/3)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. Update: COVID-19 Resources from the U.S. Department of Education Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released several resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic: On October 23, the Department of Education released a
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