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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, also known as WIOA, became effective on July 1, 2015. However, the act includes several provisions that become effective on other dates. On March 1, 2016, governors must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan pertaining to workforce...

On a bipartisan vote of 359-64, the United States House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, on Dec. 2, 2015. This legislation is considered by Congress as a means to fix flaws of the No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, Act. This bill would also reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. 

The ESEA rewrite is on the minds of elected officials at both the state and federal levels. It is a comprehensive piece of federal...

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Hello, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.  I am excited to serve as CSG’s Director of Education and Workforce Development.  I hope to be a resource from cradle to career, covering emerging issues and trends for states as well as providing opportunities to talk about policy solutions.

I plan on using this blog to highlight the work of states exceling at meeting the education and workforce needs...