Ready by 21 Policy Coalition Members Provide Input to Secretary of Education

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Corporate Voices for Working Families, the Forum for Youth Investment, the Search Institute and the National Collaboration for Youth responded to an invitation from the Secretary of Education to provide input into the Secretary’s Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs. Once finalized, one or more of the included priorities maybe used in any Request for Proposal (“RFP”) released by any office in the Department of Education for the remainder of the administration. An RFP can, of course, include priorities which are not listed among the Secretary’s Priorities; however, doing so requires going through complicated “rulemaking.” For expedience and practicality, therefore, the Secretary’s Priorities end up driving a significant portion of the department’s RFPs. Read the recommendations which were submitted to the Secretary below.

(While both the Ready by 21 National Partnership and the Ready by 21 Policy Coalition were founded by the Forum for Youth Investment, and while both use the same underlining set of Ready by 21 standards and strategies, it is important to note that the Ready by 21 Policy Coalition is distinct from the Ready by 21 National Partnership. The Ready by 21 Policy Coalition’s recommendations do not necessarily reflect the positions of any individual member of the Ready by 21 National Partnership or the Ready by 21 Partnership as a whole, which does not take official policy positions. The particular recommendations to the Secretary are only endorsed by the organizations listed beneath the signature line.)

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 2010
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