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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, December 2018

Jessica Crawford Director, Coalition Engagement and Communications America Forward Lee Foley America Forward Policy Adviser Capitol Hill Partners Pay for Success and evidence-based programs, projects, and policies have been designed to address a large range of issues, including early childhood education, workforce development, homelessness, recidivism, and child welfare. The following brief includes federal, state, and local updates on significant policy
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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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Pay for Success Arrives in Career & Technical Education

Signed into law this summer, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act - also known as Perkins V - includes a number of provisions that promote innovation, modernization and the alignment of workforce skills with labor-market needs (see our full summary here). Notably, the legislation also includes the first-ever federal authorization of Career and Technical Education
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America Forward Commends Passage FY 2019 Defense, Labor-HHS-Education Minibus

Washington, D.C. | September 27, 2018 - America Forward issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) minibus appropriations package on September 26, which includes the FY 2019 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bills. The legislation passed the House by a vote
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