Automation and Policies to Create Equitable Access to Jobs of the Future

Digitalization, artificial intelligence, and automation are projected to impact a large number of occupations in the coming decades. This session will review the threats and opportunities posed by automation to different groups of women. It will then discuss how automation and gender equitable access to CTE and workforce development fits into current federal policy discussions, from Perkins to apprenticeship policy.

Data Matters: Transparent Data to Advance Equity

There are significant gaps in our information about post-secondary education and training. We do not know how much students earn after graduating from a program of study or how many are employed. We do not know how these outcomes vary by race/ethnicity, gender, or other student characteristics. This session will discuss the College Transparency Act that would amend the Higher Education Act to provide such information, and how this information would advance efforts to achieve equity.

Student Centered Advocacy: Tools that build one voice for student success

This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to address opportunity gaps.

Dual Enrollment and Equity Through a Federal Policy Lens

Strand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 10:45 – 12:00 pm Room: Yorktown ABSTRACT The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents a unique opportunity for states and districts to help more young people enter and complete college by implementing school designs that improve the transition between high school and higher […]