2022

President Biden Highlights Key Education and Workforce Priorities in SOTU

During his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Joe Biden discussed many of the pressing challenges facing the United States and the world—from conflict in Ukraine to critical infrastructure improvements to the cost of prescription drugs. During his speech—which lasted just over an hour—President Biden highlighted a couple of key education and workforce priorities that related directly
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (3/1)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week in Washington, Congress continued negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Omnibus bill this week. The Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), said,
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (2/23)

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  Following weeks of negotiations and a bipartisan agreement on an overall amount for the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills, each appropriations subcommittee received their spending allocations last week and
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America Forward Details Key Policy Priorities in BBB Negotiations

Recently, America Forward sent a letter to House and Senate leaders outlining key priorities in ongoing negotiations over a new Build Back Better Act, or similar legislative package.  While the original Build Back Better Act hit a major roadblock at the end of 2021 when Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he didn’t support it, lawmakers continue to discuss
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (2/15)

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 Earlier in February, the House of Representatives passed the COMPETES Act to boost investments in science and technology. As passed by the House, the bill also incorporates several relevant
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — February 2022

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. Equal Opportunity Schools Equal Opportunity
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (2/7)

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 All eyes are on appropriators in Congress this week as the Continuing Resolution to fund the government is set to expire less than two weeks from now on February
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America Forward and New Profit Statement on Threats Against HBCUs

America Forward and New Profit issued the following statement in response to a series of bomb threats aimed at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country: "The violent threats that have forced the closure of at least 17 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) over the past several days are unacceptable, shameful and dangerous. These racist threats demand
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (2/1)

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. Last Week in Washington Lawmakers in Congress were in recess last week and will return to Washington this week. However, negotiations continue on a number of bills including a compromise on the Build
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (1/25)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week, President Joe Biden acknowledged that the Build Back Better reconciliation bill will have to be substantially slimmed down in order to receive enough support to pass the
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