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About Our Areas of Work
We organize our work into three areas to help low-income youth & adults:


Tuesday February 19, 2013
JFF's Response to President Obama's State of the Union
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama drove home the need to create good middle-class jobs as the key to growing and sustaining our economy. “Every day, we should ask ourselves three questions as a nation,” he said. “How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? And how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living?” Training American workers to fill today’s technology-driven jobs requires innovative approaches that closely align education programs with the skills needed by local employers. That’s...
Tags: Career Pathways, Early College
Thursday February 14, 2013
In 2008, federal regulations for the first time required measurement of and progress on more accurate cohort graduation rates in every state for each subgroup of students. Although the U.S. Department of Education has informed states that these regulations still apply under NCLB waivers, for the 34 states (and DC) with waivers from No Child Left Behind, graduation rate accountability now looks very different than under NCLB, and there is a risk that the 2008 regulations will not hold as much weight as they do under NCLB. As Education Week reported in October, many education policy advocates...