2021

America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (8/24)

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. Last Week in Washington While the House and Senate remain on August Recess, the attention in Washington has turned to Afghanistan and the United States’ strategy for withdrawing American interests and partners from
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America Forward Joins Wyman for Annual National Network Learning Exchange

Earlier this month, America Forward joined our Coalition member, Wyman, for their annual National Network Learning Exchange, a conversation that brought together over 60 partners and stakeholders to discuss best practices and updates from the education field. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge conventional approaches to learning - highlighting and exacerbating deeply rooted inequities and impacting the ways in
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (8/17)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week, the Senate wrapped up consideration of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and passed the bill by a vote of 69-30. In addition to billions of
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (8/9)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week, the House of Representatives began its August recess, leaving the Senate to continue negotiations and debate on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Consideration of the
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America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — August 2021

Every month, America Forward is highlighting a few examples of the vital work being done by our Coalition members to support students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, advocates, and communities across the country. If your organization has resources, an announcement, or a story that you would like to see included, please send it to america_forward@newprofit.org. Wyman Throughout the immense challenges
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (8/2)

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. Last Week in Washington Progress was made on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package last week, as the group of bipartisan Senators and President Biden reached a final deal. It allowed for a procedural floor
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/26)

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. Last Week in Washington Last Wednesday, an initial procedural vote was held to advance the bipartisan infrastructure deal through the Senate, but failed along party lines, with all GOP Senators voting no. A
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Statement from America Forward on the Recent Federal Court Decision re: DACA

Dreamers are everywhere - bringing diversity, joy, and innovation to schools, places of worship, workspaces, and communities across the country. Dreamers embody the story of America, and denying their ability to live, grow, and thrive here perpetuates historic cycles of exclusion and discrimination. The recent ruling from a Texas federal court halting new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/21)

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. Last Week in Washington President Biden made a homecoming to the Senate last week to gauge support from the Senate Democrats on the major pieces of legislation and policy he is pushing forward.
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/12)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week, the White House urged congressional Democrats to introduce the long-negotiated infrastructure bill as early as the end of this month. The bipartisan group of Senators and their
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