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Save the Date! We have a NEW Date for the 2012 Young Women’s Conference on Non-traditional Careers*!

Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Location: Kellogg Center at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Cost: Free! On-line Pre-registration is required (registration opens Jan. 21, 2011)
Target Audience: Young women enrolled in DC public, and public Charter Schools 8th through 1st year of college

*Young Women’s Conference on Non-Traditional Careers – A professional conference experience and environment with opportunities to discover and explore non-traditional careers fields, network with successful female role models in the Trades, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, while learning about the academic, certification, and licensing requirements.

This will be the 6th annual Young Women’s Conference on Non-traditional Careers organized by the DC State Office of Career and Technical Education in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)!

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Today, DCFPI is releasing a “resource map” of workforce development services in the District of Columbia. This project, a culmination of nearly two years of effort, offers a visual way to see how our city spends its resources on services to help residents get and retain jobs. We hope it’s a policy brief that would make the character Rod Tidwell—“Show Me The Money”—in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire proud.

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Is there such a thing as an unacceptably low college graduation rate?

There is seemingly universal agreement in higher education that college completion rates aren’t high enough. Yet it’s difficult to find anyone pointing fingers at a particular college. Lawmakers lament the low graduation rates of students who receive federal Pell grants, the largest source of federal student aid to low-income students. Yet to criticize a college with a large Pell student population and a miniscule graduation rate is thought to be bad form.

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Public-Private Partnership Represents Total Investment of $3.78 Million

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today celebrates the launch of the multi-million dollar, multi-year Baltimore Elementary/Middle School Library Project:

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