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Tag: English language learners

For English learners, literacy and skills training need not be separate

  • Joanna
  • July 19, 2016

Ammar drove a taxi for nearly two years before signing on with Uber and Lyft in early 2016. Today, the 32-year-old driver says, he makes a “good enough” living — and given what’s happened in his native Syria over the past few years, he feels exceptionally fortunate. “I don’t know if this is American dream,”

Three questions that can help ensure equity, not just equality, in workforce training programs

  • Joanna
  • February 29, 2016

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King has made his priorities crystal clear. As Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act programs launch and grow over coming years, King has told implementers that equity is of paramount importance. Speaking last month to the WOIA “One Team, One Vision, One Conversation" national convening, King told more than