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Exemplary State Online Resources for Students, Career Explorers and Adult Learners MS Word PDF - This ECS StateNote takes a look at several exemplary state online resources for students, career explorers and adult learners. (Kathy Christie, Education Commission of the States, August 2009)...

Examples of State Activities Addressing Economic-Workforce Development at the K-12 Education Level MS Word PDF - Educators and policymakers have begun addressing the challenges of global competitiveness from not only the viewpoint of student educational attainment but also from the view of economic development. This StateNote looks at a sampling of related state activity. (Melodye Bush, Education Commission of the States, October 2008)...

Policies to Engage Postsecondary Education in State Economic Development MS Word PDF - Confronted with the challenge of developing more globally competitive regional economies, policymakers have taken a renewed interest in the role of postsecondary education in state economic development strategies. A review of recent legislation suggests that states are implementing policies and making investments in the following three mechanisms: (1) Collaborative research initiatives; (2) Workforce development programs; and (3) Economic development boards, commissions or councils. This ECS StateNote describes these three policy mechanisms, highlights noteworthy policies that have been enacted and looks at a sampling of state policies enacted since 2004. (Ashley Zaleski, Education Commission of the States, September 2007)...

Entrepreneurial Education Laws in the States MS Word PDF - One of the great historical drivers of this nation's economic success is the entrepreneurial spirit of its people. States have sought to harness and nurture entrepreneurship in many ways, including in their public school and higher education systems. One tool states have used is enacting legislation addressing entrepreneurship, and this ECS StateNote examines such legislation in 18 states. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, February 2007)...

State Policies on Community College Workforce Development: Findings from a National Survey PDF - The vast majority of the more than 165,000 advanced certificates community colleges award are in job-related fields. This paper presents findings from a survey of state higher education officials on policies the various states have established to guide and support workforce development programs at community colleges. (ECS Center for Community College Policy, Fall 2002)...

Leveraging Higher Education for a Stronger South Carolina - The South Carolina Higher Education Study Committee identified four primary goals for higher education: Making the state one of the most educated states; increasing the state's research and innovation; increasing workforce training and educational services in the state; and, realizing the state's potential--resources and effectiveness. This report identifies several objectives for each of the goals and provides specific recommendations on how to achieve each of the objectives. (South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, March 2009)...

How California's Postsecondary Education Systems Address Workforce Development - This report on the nexus between postsecondary education and workforce development discusses the question of how California’s colleges and universities address the state’s need for a highly educated and skilled workforce. It includes a detailed review of the systems and their roles, and considers issues regarding how those roles are being carried out. (California Postsecondary Education Commission, September 2007)...

Emerging Policy Triangle: Economic Development, Workforce Development, and Education: Updated Profiles for All 50 States and Including International Comparative Data - The planning and policymaking associated with K-12, higher education, adult basic education and workforce/economic development are by and large activities running on separate tracks. In some states the state policymakers are beginning to realize progress within the P-16 framework requires the separate tracks to work together. (Dennis Jones and Patrick Kelly, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, May 2007) ...

Setting a Public Agenda for Higher Education in the States: Lessons Learned from the National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy - The National Collaborative for Postsecondary Education Policy, a partnership between the Education Commission of the States, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, was created to investigate and recommend new strategies for improving postsecondary education. The final report summarizes lessons learned from intensive work in five states and offers guidance to policymakers interested in pursuing a new agenda for higher education to meet the needs of citizens and communities in a more globally competitive economy. (Gordon K. Davies, National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy, December 2006)...

Life After UMaine: The Employment and Educational Status of 2004/05 Baccalaureate Degree Recipients - The University of Maine's Office of Institutional Studies completed a survey of the 1,460 individuals receiving University of Maine baccalaureate degrees in December, 2004, and in May and August, 2005. This report summarizes the employment and educational status of those UMaine graduates. At the time of the survey, six to 15 months had elapsed, depending upon conferral date. (The Office of Institutional Studies, University of Maine, 2006)...

“Putting Minds to Work” Pays Big Dividends! The Impact of Florida Community Colleges on Students’ Prosperity and the State’s Economy: A Solid Return on Investment - This report examines the impact of Florida’s community colleges on students’ prosperity and on the state’s economy. The state’s 28 community colleges have a broad mission and multiple responsibilities. They chiefly provide academic and technical degree education. Most of their students are part-time. Their average age is 27. During the 2004-05 fiscal year, more than 800,000 students sought educational enhancement through the community college system. (Necati Aydin, Florida Tax Watch, February 2006) ...

Addressing Iowa’s Greatest Imperative: All learners must be prepared for the 21st century - The Institute for Tomorrow’s Workforce (ITW) believes Iowa’s greatest imperative is that all learners are prepared for the 21st century. This means a postsecondary credential – diploma, college degree, license or certificate of employability – for all learners. Without this, ITW believes Iowa’s young people are unequipped to compete in the global marketplace. This report embraces one primary principle: education must be “performance based.” A performance-based system includes high standards for the performance of students, teachers and the educational system itself. Included are recommendations on how to implement performance standards for students, teachers, school districts and the statewide system. (The Institute for Tomorrow's Workforce, 2006)...

Individuals with Baccalaureate Degrees Have Positive Outcomes; Increasing Production in Critical Areas Poses Challenges - This report examines the extent to which persons who earn baccalaureate or graduate degrees meet Florida's workforce needs, focusing on: (1) the employment outcomes of persons who obtain baccalaureate and graduate degrees and (2) what is being done to increase the number of graduates with critically needed degrees. (Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, December 2005)...


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