Posts By: Sarah Duarte

America Forward Applauds Passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act

"Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015. Introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the bill would create a commission to develop practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in the development of policies and in the funding of interventions at the federal
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US Mayors: Key to Spreading the Innovation of Social Enterprise

The following is a guest blog post by Carla Javits, President and CEO of America Forward Coalition Member, REDF When we heard that the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) would be in our neighborhood for their annual meeting in June, we immediately offered a tour of a social enterprise – a business-like approach to providing jobs to people who want
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Happy Anniversary WIOA!

Just one year ago, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. This transformative and innovative piece of legislation made significant changes to our federal workforce and job training programs. As America Forward noted at the time of its passage, WIOA was the first major update to the workforce development system since 1998. America Forward was
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The Time is Now to Fix Our Criminal Justice System

The following post is by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs. “Our Criminal Justice System Isn't as Smart as It Should Be.”
 -President Barack Obama, July 14, 2015 Last week much attention was given to our nation’s criminal justice system and the faults associated with it. President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders as part
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America Forward Applauds Senate Passage of the Every Child Achieves Act (ESEA)

“Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the United States Senate for passing the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) today. “America Forward supports a reauthorized ESEA that is designed to ensure that all children, whatever their background, receive a first-class education, one that leads to economic security and the chance for
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America Forward: The Week Ahead on ESEA

The following post is from America Forward, a nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit. Last week, we saw important developments in Congress to move forward with an update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and the week ahead promises more activity and debate on the measure. A Quick Recap Last week, both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House
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America Forward: Update on ESEA

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is moving quickly through the legislative process in Washington, DC. Below is an update on the latest developments on Capitol Hill. What’s the latest? On Wednesday, July 8, both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives made progress on moving forward their respective bills to update ESEA. House of
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America Forward: ESEA Congressional Consideration Preview

The following post is by Lexi Barrett, America Forward’s Policy Director. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the most far-reaching federal law affecting education across the country. ESEA was initially enacted in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Upon signing the bill into law, President Johnson remarked that the law represented “a major new
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America Forward: State of Play on Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The following post is by Lexi Barrett, America Forward’s Policy Director. This week, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are making a historic push forward to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), most recently known as the No Child Left Behind Act. Despite many attempts, Congress has repeatedly failed to update and improve the law. That
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America Forward Applauds Committee Passage of Evidence-Based Policymaking Legislation

“Members of the America Forward Coalition commend the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on the passage of S. 991, the bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, by voice vote. “America Forward believes that in times of greater demand for human services and tighter budgets, we must work together to direct government
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