Lexi Barrett

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Lexi Barrett

Recent Posts

The Every Student Succeeds Act: How ESSA Advances on Learner-Centered Education

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Dec 11, 2015 1:50:16 PM


The following post was written by Lexi Barrett, America Forward's Policy Director.

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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, iNACOL, KnowledgeWorks, NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Pay For Success, President Barack Obama, Reimagine Learning Fund, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Council of Chief State School Officers, esea, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Lexi Barrett, venture philanthropy

America Forward’s ESEA Update: Exciting New Change to School Report Cards

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Dec 9, 2015 12:56:51 PM


The following post was written by Lexi Barrett, America Forward's Policy Director.

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Tags: education, Education Task Force, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Keith Frome, parents, Sen. Durbin, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College Summit, Data, esea, ESEA Policy Platform, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, School Report Cards, Sen. Capito, students, venture philanthropy

The Every Student Succeeds Act: Overview of America Forward’s Priorities

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Dec 4, 2015 1:56:03 PM


The following post was written by Lexi Barrett, America Forward's Policy Director.

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Tags: bipartisan, education, Education Task Force, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, i3, NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Pay For Success, Personalized Learning, Senate, America Forward Coalition, Education Innovation, esea, ESEA Policy Platform, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Policy, venture philanthropy, 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

America Forward: ESEA Update

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Dec 2, 2015 10:43:23 AM


What is happening in Congress with ESEA?

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Tags: Congress, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Governors, House, No Child Left Behind, president, Senate, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, esea, ESEA Bill, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Lexi Barrett

Budget Debate: Preserving Innovation and Evidence in Education Funding

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Nov 2, 2015 9:45:38 AM


The following blog post was written by Lexi Barrett, Policy Director, America Forward.

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Tags: Citizen Schools, Congress, government, i3, Impact, Investing in Innovation, Math, RCT, Scale, science, STEM, The Hill, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College Possible, Engineering, Evidence Based, Federal Funding, Lexi Barrett, Randomized Control Trial, Technology, venture philanthropy

Moving America Forward: Market-Able America

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Oct 13, 2015 11:44:13 AM


On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. This week, America Forward will be featuring solutions from our Coalition of social innovators to address the five challenges of our time laid out in “Moving America Forward.” Today, Lexi Barrett, Policy Director at America Forward, addresses the “Market-Able America” challenge and discusses how America Forward Coalition organizations are making postsecondary education more responsive to changing needs of students and demands of the economy.

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Tags: 000 Degrees, $10, Age, Beyond 12, Bottom Line, Briefing Book, Economy, education, Graduation Rates, High School, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Higher Education System, low income, 2016 Election, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, College, College Possible, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Lexi Barrett, Market-Able America, Policymakers, Postsecondary Education, Scholarships, Socio-Economic Status, venture philanthropy

Stay Tuned: Next Week, America Forward Has Big News About The 2016 Presidential Campaign

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Oct 9, 2015 10:04:35 AM


On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch its 2016 Presidential campaign engagement effort with the release of Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential. Moving America Forward is a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. The book presents the best ideas and most effective approaches to address the biggest challenges facing our nation, ideas shaped by social innovators that offer a wealth of opportunities for policymakers to scale local results into national impact.

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Tags: District of Columbia, education, government, president, social innovation, 2016, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, DC, Jobs, Policymakers, Presidential, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Washington, Washington DC, white house