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ERIC Number: ED480001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
WIA Reauthorization Recommendations [and] Side-by-Side Comparison of Title I Provisions in Recent WIA Reauthorization Proposals (June 25, 2003 Update).
Patel, Nisha; Strawn, Julie; Greenberg, Mark
This publication on reauthorization recommendations for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) comprises three documents. The first is a short summary of reauthorization recommendations for Title I and II. Title I recommendations are to eliminate sequential eligibility; promote greater access to training; improve adjustment of performance measures; require that performance measures take into account job quality and better capture earnings changes; address needs of those with limited English skills; encourage programs to combine adult education, English as a second language (ESL), and job training services; promote informed consumer choice by creating a process for fixing problems with the provider certification system; and clarify how WIA should take into account federal student aid received. Title II recommendations are to improve effectiveness of services by focusing funds on high quality programs; address needs of those with limited English skills; encourage programs to combine adult education, ESL, and job training services; and strengthen links to postsecondary education and job training. The second document, written by Nisha Patel and Julie Strawn, is a discussion of the rationale for each recommendation. The third document, written by Nisha Patel and Mark Greenberg, is a summary and side-by-side comparison of Title I provisions in current law and these WIA reauthorization proposals: eight-page plan released by the Bush Administration in February 2003 and the bill (H.R. 1261) passed on May 8, 2003. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998