On June 26, the Senate passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA includes a number of improvements to ensure low-income workers--youth and adults--have the skills and support for full participation in the American workforce.
This brief focuses on education of boys and young men of color and was prepared for the, "Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity," briefing held on June 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
For far too long, the academic achievement level of African American students has been unacceptably low, despite an abundance of research on the topic and examples of best practices in communities across the nation.
Today, the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights released new data on the condition of our nation’s schools with regard to racial and ethnic disparities in access to quality education and fair treatment of students.
This fact sheet provides an overview of positive investments in youth in President Obama's FY 2015 budget proposal, including pathways to reconnection for opportunity youth, summer jobs programs, and work experience and national service.