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    U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the third case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA.  The case brought by a number of Republican State Attorney Generals arose because Congress reduced the penalty attached to the individual mandate to zero. 

    • 13. November 2020
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    Three reasons apprenticeships are a “win” for workforce development

    With record unemployment numbers and economic uncertainty due to COVID-19, policymakers and industry executives are trying to navigate ways to keep business moving while taking care of their constituents with meaningful, competitive jobs. Apprenticeship programs remain a key component of that strategy.

    • 11. November 2020
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    Increasing Our Focus on Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Programs

    Since the Great Recession in 2008, Public Consulting Group (PCG) has been partnering with clients to design and pioneer federally-funded, national-leading workforce development programs. With rising student debt and industry concern about available competitive talent, federal workforce policymakers have moved to investing in apprenticeship programs. PCG has partnered to execute.

    • 9. November 2020
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    ‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #4): Progress Monitoring during Virtual Learning

    The fourth blog post in our ‘back-to-school’ series highlights several best practices of evidence-based progress monitoring that educators can apply to virtual instruction to ensure ongoing progress monitoring continues regardless of the learning environment, be it remote, blended, or in-person. According to author Jennifer Meller, “Such monitoring can, and should, be used broadly to provide feedback to all students but is critically important for students with IEPs to meaningfully update goals, accommodations, and services.”

    • 5. November 2020