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  • Equity in Competency Ed

    Equity in Competency Education

    Equity is a central goal and value of competency education. Competency-based approaches are designed to promote equity by preventing students from falling behind or staying behind. In practice, however, poorly implemented competency-based programs could inadvertently increase inequity—in opportunities and in outcomes. This report examines these equity concerns and proposes mitigations.

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  • Middle-skill STEM Framework

    Middle-Skill STEM State Policy Framework

    To help states and community colleges strengthen pipelines into STEM careers that do not require a four-year degree, JFF and Achieving the Dream have created a Middle-Skill STEM State Policy Framework highlighting concrete state policy levers and strategies. These jobs’ annual salaries average more than $50,000, and so are an unprecedented opportunity for community college students.

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  • High School Graduate, College Study Group, Policymaker, Construction Worker

    Who Is Jobs for the Future?

    The mission of JFF is to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy. Our vision is for the promise of education and economic mobility in America to be achieved for everyone. For 30 years, we have helped employers find skilled workers, and workers move into higher-wage jobs through education and training programs. We are a Boston-based nonprofit working in over 100 communities nationwide.

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  • Impact Report

    Jobs for the Future Impact Report 2014

    This report highlights our accomplishments over the past year and our impact on the nation’s most pressing social and economic challenges. It also charts our progress in achieving outcomes that we believe are critical to long-term success.
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  • Educational Assessment

    A New Era for Educational Assessment

    This report argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment. State and federal policymakers should reconsider their overreliance on standardized tests, and they should embrace the use of multiple measures that, in combination, provide much deeper and more useful information about students’ readiness to succeed after high school.
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