Education & Workforce Policy Education & Workforce Establishing Village Corps: A National Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program at AmeriCorps Establishing a new ECE-focused branch of AmeriCorps is an innovative solution that builds on existing programmatic infrastructure to use talent and funds efficiently and equitably. Education & Workforce Creating a Judicial Innovation Fellowship to Strengthen America’s Court Infrastructure and Improve Access to Justice Congress should create a Judicial Innovation Fellowship that brings experienced technologists into courts to improve access to justice. Education & Workforce National Security A Digital Military Talent Initiative for Noncitizen Technologists A new Digital Military Talent Initiative could help address the military’s digital-talent gap. Education & Workforce Supporting Market Accountability, Workplace Equity, and Fair Competition by Reining in Non-Disclosure Agreements Limiting NDA abuse will promote market accountability, workplace equity, and fair competition. Education & Workforce Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Creating a Public System of National Laboratory Schools The U.S. should establish a system of National Laboratory Schools in parallel to its existing system of FFRDCs. Education & Workforce Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Improving Graduate-Student Mentorship by Investing in Traineeship Grants The federal government should build on the success of the NIH’s training-grant program to support STEMM graduate students & U.S. R&D. Education & Workforce Investing in Apprenticeships to Fill Labor-Market Talent and Opportunity Gaps Strengthening the U.S. apprenticeship system will close labor gaps in industries and roles of critical national importance. Education & Workforce Technical Talent Strategies to Build Capacity, Accelerate Priorities, and Drive Change This is a historic opportunity, driven by critical need, to bolster and reinvigorate the federal talent pipeline. Education & Workforce Making the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Work for the New Economy Rethinking the Trade Adjustment Assistance program’s upskilling and training component from the ground up. Education & Workforce Incorporating Health and Safety Data in CareerOneStop Websites to Optimize Career-change Guidance To enable transitioning workers, the DOL should update its career guidance tools to include data on health and safety risks. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Using AI and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality to Deliver Tailored and Effective Jobs Training To address continuous labor market transformation and automation, all Americans need to have access to agile and effective jobs training. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Improving Data Infrastructure to Meet Student and Learner Information Needs A renewed commitment to modernizing the SLDS data infrastructure and to the students these systems serve is needed. Education & Workforce Doubling the R&D Capacity of the Department of Education The time is now to transform the research arm of the Education Department into an innovative, novel space to improve education outcomes. Education & Workforce Building an Evergreen $1 Billion Fund for Science and Technology Career Advancement Use H-1B fees to to launch innovative programs that advance U.S. economic competitiveness and diversify the STEM talent pipeline. Education & Workforce Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Competitiveness Through Immigration Intensifying competition for skilled workers abroad and barriers to immigration at home are deterring potential talent from coming to the U.S. Education & Workforce “Quorkforce”: Developing a National Quantum Workforce Due to the rapid growth in the field of quantum computing, both the public and private sectors are struggling to find skilled employees. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Demystifing Tech Careers: Industry-Driven Transparency for Expanding Access to the New Economy A Transparent Tech Training Alliance could expand access to early tech careers to low-wage workers and help small and mid-sized enterprises. Education & Workforce A National Commitment to Post-Graduate Education in Information Technology The Administration should address pressing IT talent shortages while empowering Americans to participate in the IT economy. Education & Workforce A Proposal to Amplify Youth Voices in STEM A robust STEM ecosystem is imperative to our country’s national security, international leadership, and economic recovery from COVID-19. Education & Workforce Creating an Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-L) for the Department of Labor The Federal Government should annually invest $100 million for 5 years to launch an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Labor (ARPA-L). Education & Workforce Expanding the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program to Preserve American Innovation Sustained investment in the industries of the future is crucial to national security, American healthcare, and a green economy. Education & Workforce Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Forging 1,000 Venture Scientists to Transform the Innovation Economy The Administration should establish the Venture Science Doctorate (VSD) to train graduates to combine research and entrepreneurship. Education & Workforce An Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in American Life (IDEAL) Commission An Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in American Life (IDEAL) Commission would make an important contribution to finding more effective remedies to some of our country’s most lasting, difficult wounds. Education & Workforce Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Science Policy The Invention Ecosystem: A Pathway to Economic Resilience and Inclusive Prosperity A strong Invention Ecosystem can power our path to economic recovery, sustained growth and societal resilience. Education & Workforce Investing in Community Learning Ecosystems Building back better in a post-pandemic US will require federal investments in “learning ecosystems” that connect entire communities. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Improving Learning through Data Standards for Educational Technologies Open-data standards would provide research capabilities that can be used to precisely identify gaps and create targeted interventions. Education & Workforce Energy, Environment & Climate The Energy Transition Workforce Initiative The energy transition underway in the United States presents a unique set of opportunities to put Americans back to work. Education & Workforce Banning Noncompete Agreements to Create Competitive Job Markets The Federal Government should foster competitive job markets by banning noncompete agreements. Education & Workforce Recruiting and Retaining Highly Effective Teachers of Color The Biden-Harris Administration should pursue opportunities to recruit and retain highly effective K-12 educators of color. Education & Workforce Building Thriving Local Economies by Leveraging the Maker Movement to Close the Skills Gap The next administration should scale four existing and effective solutions that build local skills and vibrant, self-sufficient economies. Education & Workforce Creating a Digital Work Projects Administration To address the massive unemployment caused by the pandemic, the next administration should establish a Digital Work Projects Administration. Education & Workforce Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Embedding Evidence and Evaluation in Economic Recovery Legislation The next administration and Congress should embed evaluation and evidence-building into stimulus legislation for efficient recovery. Education & Workforce Ensuring the Next Generation of STEM Talent through K–12 Research Programming The next administration should establish a national, federally-funded initiative to develop a robust and diverse pipeline of STEM talent. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Protecting Children’s Privacy at Home, at School, and Everywhere in Between The next administration should better protect children’s privacy by supporting privacy laws and providing resources to federal agencies. Education & Workforce Transforming Workforce Training Through Federal Leadership in XR Technology The Federal Government should partner with industry to identify and implement “shovel-ready” applications of XR technology. Education & Workforce Securing the Nation’s Educational Technology The Department of Education should lead a coordinated approach to grow a secure educational technology market. Education & Workforce Digital Citizenship: A National Imperative to Protect and Reinvigorate our Democracy The U.S. Government should set a national vision to strategically invest in building digital citizenship. Education & Workforce Using Online Tutoring to Address COVID-19 Learning Loss and Create Jobs Create a plan for a digital platform to connect teachers with college students and recent graduates to serve as tutors for K-12 students. Education & Workforce A Focus on Teacher Effectiveness, Shortages, and Cultural Proficiency Use ESSA to close the gap in access to effective educators, diversify the workforce, and train educators on culturally proficient practices. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Supporting Equitable Access to Education by Closing the Homework Gap The next administration should maximize the use of all available policy tools to close the homework gap and keep it closed. Education & Workforce Responding to the COVID-19 Unemployment Crisis and Meeting the Future of Work Challenge To address the current unemployment crisis, modernize unemployment insurance nationwide and establish a U.S. Future of Work Commission. Education & Workforce Ending Violence in Schools Steps to end corporal punishment in all schools across the United States. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Reform Education’s General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Grants Administration Processes Increase the impact of education investments by strengthening data analytics, evaluation, and evidence capacity in formula grant programs. Education & Workforce Strengthening the U.S. STEM Talent Pipeline Through a National Youth Innovation Showcase The next administration should strengthen the U.S. STEM talent pipeline through instituting a National Youth Innovation Showcase. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Making Computer Science Education Universal for All Students A new National Computer Science Initiative can bring CS education to all students across the United States.