ERIC Number: ED370631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Transition Is Now Law. AACC Letter, Special Issue #1.
This special edition of the "AACC Letter" is part of a continuing effort by the AACC to keep community colleges current with developments related to the School-To-Work (STW) Transition legislation, which President Clinton signed into law on May 4, 1994. The newsletter begins with a summary of the AACC's efforts to influence bill language that would be favorable to community college participation in STW, a list of upcoming STW-related AACC professional development activities, and a statement encouraging state directors for community college education to become involved in the development of STW partnerships in their states. Next, a summary is provided of the School-To-Work Opportunities Act, which seeks to end the fragmentation of programs that are designed to help young people learn the skills to prepare them for high-skill, high-wage jobs. The act provides $300 million dollars in federal assistance to states to develop and implement a STW transition system. The next sections provide an update on the present and future status of the STW implementation grant process, including information on the: (1) purposes for which states may apply for joint Education and Labor Department planning grants; (2) necessary components of one-time state implementation grant proposals; (3) local implementation grants, including the uses which may be made by local partnerships of grant funding; (4) provisions in the law which allow states to request a waiver from several federal statutory or regulatory provisions; (5) combining funds for low income schools to maximize the effective use of all potential resources; and (6) the three different STW funding streams dedicated to state efforts, local partnership grants, and high poverty grants. (KP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.