June 2021

America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/21)

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.   Last Week in Washington   Last weekend, President Biden was in Europe for the G-7 Summit, where world leaders engaged on shared priorities, including COVID-19 pandemic response, vaccine distribution, climate change, and
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America Forward Statement on Nomination of Michael Smith to Lead AmeriCorps

America Forward issued the following statement in response to news from the White House that President Joe Biden will nominate Michael D. Smith to lead AmeriCorps (formerly the Corporation for National and Community Service): "America Forward applauds President Joe Biden's nomination of Michael D. Smith to serve as the next CEO of AmeriCorps. At such a critical moment for our
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/14)

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. Last Week in Washington Neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate were in session last week, but both return to Washington this week for floor votes and a number of Committee hearings.
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 33)

Every month, 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. iMentor As students across the
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/7)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week in Washington, President Biden continued negotiations on an infrastructure bill with Republicans, meeting on Wednesday with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in the White House to discuss
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Key Investments in President Biden’s FY2022 Budget Request

Last week, President Joe Biden released his full FY2022 budget request. The full request comes approximately 6 weeks after the President released his discretionary (or “skinny”) budget request on April 9. At the time, America Forward wrote that the President’s proposal, which directed billions in new funding to non-defense discretionary priorities, represented a “potentially transformative investment in our education and
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/1)

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 New in Washington Last Friday, President Joe Biden released his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY’22) budget request. As you may recall, he released his discretionary (or “skinny budget”) on April 9th. Last week’s
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