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Recommendations for WIA Reauthorization Legislation: Title I Youth Provisions

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Linda Harris

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is happening at a particularly important time for state and local youth delivery systems. During the past few years, increased attention has been given to the unacceptably high dropout rates in districts across the country. As local communities seek to put interventions in place, WIA can and should play a pivotal role. It is important that the reauthorization incorporate the past five years' experiences and lessons learned related to youth delivery, especially in economically distressed areas.