America Forward

AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (9/28)

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, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the federal government through December 11. The Senate is expected to pass it
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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 Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 10)

Every week, 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. Social Impact Architects As a
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AF Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 9)

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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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/22)

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. House Education and Labor Committee Hearing on Impact of COVID-19 On Monday, June 15, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing titled “Budget Costs and Lost Learning: Assessing the Impact of
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/15)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Coalition Response to COVID-19 Crisis On Tuesday, America Forward was proud to publish this catalog of ongoing work in response to the COVID-19 crisis by America Forward Coalition members in communities across the country. This compilation highlights a broad range of nonprofits
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AF Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 7)

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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