UPDATE Newsletter, Fall 2009

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Editor’s Note
This edition features current research, practice, and policy related to the Joyce Foundation’s Shifting Gears initiative beginning with an interview with Whitney Smith, Manager of the Employment Program at the Joyce Foundation. Julie Strawn, Center for Law and Social Policy, presents a national perspective of basic skills reform efforts similar to Shifting Gears and offers strategies for states to improve the delivery of basic skills services. Finally, OCCRL staff contribute articles based on evaluation results from Shifting Gears Phase One, priorities for Shifting Gears Phase Two, and the role of the Workforce Investment Act in the implementation of bridge programs. We hope that readers enjoy this edition of UPDATE and find the articles useful to advance the successful transition of low-skilled adults to college and careers.
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