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Latest Ripon Forum Looks at the Next Steps in Education Reform

With essays by scholars Frederick Hess & Richard Kahlenberg, Senator Tim Scott, and Jobs for America’s Graduates CEO Ken Smith
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abraham Lincoln once called education the “most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

In recent years, education has also been a subject that has fallen victim to partisan gridlock and political dysfunction. The recent enactment of a plan to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act was a victory over this dysfunction.

JAG Students competing Thursday, how the program is changing their paths in life.

By Lindy Thackston, CBS Indy (original article can be found here)

 

Indianapolis, Ind. (February 4, 2016) - Some Marion County students will put their career development skills to the test Thursday, hoping to win a spot in state competition. This is a special day for the students competing at the JAG Career Development Conference because the were not on the path to graduate or get a job before joining JAG.

American Staffing Association, Jobs for America’s Graduates Partner to Prepare At-Risk Youth for Future Workforce

Alexandria, VA, Jan. 19, 2015—The American Staffing Association and Jobs for America’s Graduates recently formalized a strategic educational and hiring partnership to help prepare at-risk youth from across the nation for their future roles in the workforce.

There may be no more important effort toward helping young people around the world attain good jobs and good lives!

By Steve Crabtree

The future of the global workforce -- and by extension, future prosperity and well-being worldwide -- relies in no small part on establishing better links between jobs and education. That theme resounded strongly throughout the day at Diplomatic Courier magazine's annual Global Talent Summit, hosted by Gallup in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13.

Program Helps At-risk Nashville Student Carve Path to Success

In the sadness, nothing else seemed significant.

Especially not high school.

How could it be? Her loved ones were being shot at and dying. Her mother was depressed and out of work. Her younger brother was ill and on the cusp of running away.

And amid it all, Nazje Mansfield was left questioning the meaning of math homework when pitted against mortality.

"What is the purpose of continuing life if everyone dies?" she questioned.

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 32 States

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 32 States
Support will help JAG reach more youth at risk of dropping out
 

The Academy at Shawnee Believes Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates Will Increase Graduation Rates

A panel of speakers gathered in the auditorium at The Academy at Shawnee on Thursday, November 12, to announce a multi-agency collaborative to ensure higher graduation rates. A panel of speakers including (left to right) Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer; Matt Koprowski, 

Liberal High School JAG Students Observe a Student Government Meeting and were Inspired to Run Well-Planned and Organized Meetings

Students from the Liberal High School JAG-Kansas program paid a visit to Seward County Community College Monday, to observe the Student Government Association meeting. While it was business as usual for SCCC/ATS student representatives, the meeting was an eye-opener for the high school visitors. That’s exactly what Will Ponder, JAG coordinator, hoped.

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