Rethinking Regional: Leveraging Regional Networks to Support Career Pathways

Across the country, leaders in workforce, education and government are looking to regional and place-based strategies to drive economic development. This trend has created new regional consortia where cross-sector and cross-agency work groups wrestle with the realities of regional collaboration.

Worth the Wait: Early College Comes to Massachusetts

I’ve been waiting 15 years for this moment. On January 24th, my home state, Massachusetts, submitted a proposal to the annual joint meeting of the Boards of Elementary and Secondary Education and Higher Education to establish career-focused early college high schools. Early colleges are schools or programs within schools designed to enable students to take college-level courses in high school for free.

Jobs for the Future Names Two Senior Fellows to Support Education to Employment Mission

Social Finance and Jobs for the Future Launch First-Ever Pay for Success Competition in K-12 Education

Who Cares? What's Unfair about How We Treat Our Health Care Workforce

Young health care worker reading to older man

When it comes to the frailest among us, it is most likely a woman who does the caring. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, in 2016 women accounted for 87 percent of the nursing assistant workforce, 87 percent of home health aides, and 83 percent of all personal aides. Women of color are disproportionately employed in all of these caring occupations, as are single mothers and immigrant women.

Building Pathways to Credentials, Careers, and Economic Mobility: Recommendations for the Trump Administration

JFF presents the Trump Administration with a blueprint for how federal policies can encourage state and regional efforts to provide all youth and adults, especially those who are struggling or who reside in distressed communities, with essential skills and credentials.

Where to Now? Thinking Aloud About the Next Generation of Policy Issues for Dual Enrollment

High school student reading a book.

A growing body of research has consistently suggested that providing opportunities for high school students to take college courses is associated with increases in college enrollment and completion. Education leaders have responded. For well over a decade, state and federal policymakers have promoted dual enrollment through strategies such as creating or expanding funding streams for dual enrollment and early college schools, as well as mandating that local education agencies (LEAs) make available a defined amount of dual enrollment (and/or AP and IB) options.

Jobs for the Future Names New CEO

Rehumanizing Mathematics Education: Teaching Students to Change the Game

High School Is Where Manufacturing Careers Start in Delaware

High school students participating in Del Tech's Advanced Manufacturing Pathways Program

High school students participate in Delaware Technical Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Pathways Program