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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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Coalition Spotlight: Jumpstart Endorses House Democrat Aim Higher Act to Reauthorize the Higher Education Act

Coalition organization Jumpstart works toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. The following post, Jumpstart Endorses Aim Higher Act, was published on Jumpstart’s website on July 25, 2018, and details the importance of this legislation to Jumpstart and other America Forward partner and Coalition organizations. Please contact Jumpstart’s Vice President of Policy & Government Relations,
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America Forward Applauds Passage And Signing of Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Members of the America Forward Coalition issued the following statement on the passage and signing of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act: “Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. Congress and President Trump for approving and signing H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced and passed
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The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act: Overview of America Forward’s Priorities

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Senate passed the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. All indications are that, with the likely passage and enactment of the Strengthening Career and Technical
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, May 2018

The following post includes an update on significant policy and practice-related efforts that are of interest to the Pay for Success and evidence-based community. If you have additional information or resources you would like to see included in future State of Play posts, please email the America Forward team at America_Forward@newprofit.org. Federal Updates: America Forward and its Pay for Success
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Practice to Policy: Early Interventions to End Chronic Homelessness

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Practice to Policy: Embracing Continuous Innovation to Improve Outcomes in our Communities

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Practice to Policy: Doubling Down on Social Innovation

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why these
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Practice to Policy: Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Shows Promising Housing Stability Outcomes In First Year

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why these
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