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Why fewer college students means better workforce opportunity

  • Joanna
  • February 4, 2016

Imagine the entire city of Dallas was enrolled in college in 2011 — and isn’t anymore. That’s been the effect of a 1.3 million student drop in higher education enrollment since the nation hit an attendance record in the fall of 2011. Very little has changed, however, for more traditional segments of the college-attending population

Four quick lessons from the first state to submit its WIOA plan

  • Joanna
  • January 25, 2016

While many other states had just gotten started identifying their priorities, Mississippi became the first state in the nation to submit its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Plan. The Magnolia State completed its comprehensive proposal to close the middle-skill job gap and increase workforce participation, and mailed it to the U.S. Department of Labor nearly

Workforce opportunity: An unlikely place to realize Dr. King’s dream?

  • Joanna
  • January 21, 2016

As school children read and recite the words Martin Luther King spoke on Aug. 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. — and as millions of Americans take a moment to reflect upon King’s vision and legacy — it’s important to remember that, at the time of King’s most famous