Posts By: Harry Shipps

Critical Time to Advocate for Key Priorities

This year, the normal cadence of congressional activity – like so many other things – has been profoundly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In many communities, the town halls, constituent meetings, and community events that would normally define congressional recesses have been replaced with Zoom meetings, conference calls, and socially distant gatherings. (Note: you can go to www.house.gov to connect
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (8/25)

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.   Advancing Whole Learner Education   Last week, Arizona State Representative Jennifer Longdon (D-Phoenix) penned an op-ed in the Tucson Sun advocating to incorporate whole learner approaches to learning into fall plans, as
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Key America Priorities Included in FY21 House LHHS Funding Legislation

Late last month, the House of Representatives passed a six-bill appropriations “minibus” that included Fiscal Year 2021 funding for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Throughout the appropriations process, America Forward advocated for funding decisions that would help advance equity, support innovation, increase efficiency, and reward results; America Forward summarized several Coalition funding priorities in a letter to key
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (8/10)

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.   This Week at America Forward Letter: Support for Child Care in COVID-19 Relief Last week, America Forward joined with several other organizations to send a letter to President Trump, urging the White
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/27)

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.   Announcement: “Advancing Whole-Learner Education” Initiative  Last week, America Forward launched Advancing Whole-Learner Education -- a new initiative aimed at deepening public engagement and expanding federal support for whole-learner approaches to education. As
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America Forward Launches Whole-Learner Education Initiative with Release of “Whole-Learner Education: A Policy Roadmap to Student Success”

America Forward, the nonpartisan policy initiative of pioneering venture philanthropy organization New Profit, launched Advancing Whole-Learner Education -- a new initiative aimed at deepening public engagement and expanding federal support for whole-learner approaches to education. As the first step in the new initiative, America Forward released Whole-Learner Education: A Policy Roadmap to Student Success, a detailed framework for evidence-based, whole-learner
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/29)

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. COVID-19 Resources: How COVID-19 Widened Racial Inequalities in Education, Health, and the Workforce. On Tuesday of last week, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on the ways in which COVID-19
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AF Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 8)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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