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ProLiteracy Urges President Obama to Remember Adults at Lowest Level of Literacy
ProLiteracy Urges President Obama to Remember Adults at Lowest Level of Literacy

ProLiteracy, the oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing adult literacy and basic education, today commended President Obama for his call to states to require all students to stay in high school until graduation or age 18 and his commitment to support community colleges. Additionally, ProLiteracy supports the President’s national training initiative, announced during […]

Unemployment Insurance Provision

In December, the House of Representatives introduced a proposal to deny unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to workers without a high school diploma or GED certificate, unless those workers are enrolled in a course of study designed to lead to a GED certificate. The proposal came with no additional funding to support workers who wish to […]

Update on the WIA Bills Introduced December 8

As we noted, two bills were introduced into the House on December 8 related to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Representative Joe Heck (R-NV) introduced the Local Job Opportunities and Business Success (Local JOBS) Act and Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the Streamlining Workforce Development Programs Act (H.R. 3610). These two bills, along with an […]

New Jobs Bill Introduced in Senate/House

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate today by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) would address the ongoing jobs crisis by creating work and educational opportunities for unemployed workers, those who can’t qualify for unemployment benefits, and other disadvantaged individuals. The $5 billion is called the Pathways Back to Work Act (S. 1861), and is modeled […]

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