Shifting Gears Fall 2011 Newsletter
Oct 13, 2011 | Marcie Foster
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The Fall 2011 edition of Transmissions provides information on state accomplishments and best practices, up-to-date news, and policy insights for policymakers, researchers, advocates, program administrators, and others outside the Shifting Gears network.
In this issue, you will find:
- Updates from three Shifting Gears states: Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin;
- Updates from the White House, Congress, and the Department of Labor on new legislation that seeks to expand access to training, funding updates, and news about grant opportunities;
- New research that sheds light on the effectiveness of online courses for low-skilled adults; and
- New research and reports from experts in adult education, postsecondary education, developmental education and workforce development.
Shifting Gears is a multi-year, multi-million dollar state policy initiative to promote regional economic growth by improving the education and skills training of the workforce in six Midwestern states ― Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The initiative is helping these states implement systemic changes to institutionalize innovation in adult education, workforce development and postsecondary education programs. The states are strengthening the connections between the various programs to create pathways to college and career success for low-income working adults. CLASP is the primary technical assistance provider and manager for the initiative, which is supported by the Joyce Foundation.