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Consortium Focuses on Growing Apprenticeship Programs
   The Labor & Education Depts. start the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium, whose members include public and private colleges and universities, employers and labor-management groups and associations offering apprenticeships. RACC’s goal is to ease the process for those who have c...
posted 4/16/14 4:15 PM  read complete story

Hearing Highlights Higher Ed ‘Nontraditional’ Innovations
   As work on its reauthorization of the Higher Education Act continues, the House Workforce & Education holds a hearing to highlight best practices in dealing with “non-traditional students,” which comprise more than half of the current college-going population.
posted 4/10/14 3:24 PM  read complete story

Workforce Solicitation Release Imminent
   The program funds innovative employment and training programs generating long-term results for job seekers and employers.
posted 4/3/14 1:11 PM  read complete story

Agency, Association Join Forces to Improve Higher Education
   The Nat’l League of Cities and Education Dept. will hold community conversations in a number of cities across the country this year to discuss strategies to meet education goals, including postsecondary attainment.
posted 3/26/14 1:26 PM  read complete story

Governors Can Help Biden with Job Training Fixes
   As Vice President Joe Biden works to reform job training programs, a new Nat’l Governors Assn. report finds most state leaders are offering possible fixes.
posted 3/20/14 1:07 PM  read complete story

Alternative Lending Institutions Get Involved in Initiative
   The White House keeps attracting private partners for its My Brother’s Keeper, with the latest partner, the Opportunity Finance Network, pledging to raise $1 billion annually from community development financing institutions or CDFIs for the effort.
posted 3/14/14 3:13 PM  read complete story

White House Officially Joins Minority Funding Movement
   During his State of the Union speech, President Obama voiced his support for the existing Black Male Achievement Movement and vowed to work with the leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative “to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential.”
posted 3/5/14 11:32 AM  read complete story

Education Issues Take Center Stage at Governor’s Meeting
   At the recent Nat’l Governors Assn. (NGA) Winter Meeting, education and workforce training are naturally two of the main topics of discussion since its chair, Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), is focusing her one-year tenure focusing on the issues.
posted 2/27/14 10:42 AM  read complete story

Bipartisan Higher Education Meeting May Occur
   House leaders are seeking a Feb. 25 meeting with the White House Domestic Council on the administration’s plans for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, specifically the use of executive authority to advance preferred policies.
posted 2/21/14 3:57 PM  read complete story

Name Change to Lead to New Funding Focuses
   DoEd officially changes the name of its Office of Vocational and Adult Education to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, and FAM offers details on what to expect at the revamped agency.
posted 2/13/14 10:40 AM  read complete story

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