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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. 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 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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Frontline Stories: AF Coalition Members Step Up During the COVID-19 Crisis

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. We are inspired by our Coalition members as they step up to support communities across the country during this difficult and uncertain time.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy & Advocacy (4/20/20)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Funding Challenges Facing Small Business Administration Loan Programs  As of Thursday, the Small Business Administration announced that it is “unable to accept new applications at this time for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 related
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America Forward: Statement Applauding Introduction of the Trauma Informed Schools Act

“Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA) on the introduction of H.R. 7320, the Trauma Informed Schools Act of 2018. This legislation contains important policy provisions championed by members of the America Forward Coalition that would help States and school districts across the country adopt and expand the use of evidence-based practices to better identify and
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Practice2Policy: The Top 10 Ways America Forward Has Shaped Education Policy in 10 Years

This year, America Forward celebrates 10 years of collective advocacy work.  Since our inception, America Forward has been inspired by and grounded in our Education Task Force's work in classrooms, districts, and communities across the nation. As we look back at 10 years together, here are the top 10 ways America Forward has shaped education policy over the past decade
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Lessons for Providers Interested in Pay for Success

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe and Third Sector Capital Partners Senior Associate Joshua Reed-Diawuoh. With the launch of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success (SIF PFS) program, new funding was available to resource both feasibility assessment and project construction support activities (for more information on PFS feasibility, construction, and launch
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Evidence in Action: Age is Not a Barrier to Civic Engagement

Thanks to the persistence of social entrepreneurs across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social
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