March 2021

America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (3/29)

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 New in Washington Last Monday in Washington, the Senate confirmed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor by a vote of 68-29. On Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (3/23)

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 New in Washington Last week in Washington, the Administration moved forward on implementing the American Rescue Plan. See below for information on announcements from the U.S. Department of Education including a virtual
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (3/15)

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 New in Washington Last week in Washington, Congress completed legislative action on the American Rescue Plan (H.R. 1319). The Senate passed their bill last weekend and sent it back to the House
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America Forward Statement on the Signing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On Thursday, March 11, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion package in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Below, please find a statement from America Forward about the impact of the bill and what comes next. "The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 delivers urgently needed support to communities across the country, and
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (3/8)

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 New In Washington Over the weekend in Washington, the Senate passed their version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319), which provides $1.9 trillion in emergency relief through cash
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 30)

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. Tech Goes Home Throughout the
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America Forward Statement on Confirmation of Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

America Forward released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted, 64-33, to confirm Dr. Miguel Cardona as the next U.S. Secretary of Education: We congratulate Secretary Cardona on his historic confirmation by the full Senate - the final vote was a signal of lawmakers' confidence in Secretary Cardona's ability to lead the Department of Education's efforts to safely reopen
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (3/1)

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 New in Washington Over the weekend in Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319), advancing President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to provide $1.9 trillion in
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