ERIC Number: ED418263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Workforce Development in the Washington, DC Area. Hearing of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session on Examining Regional Economic Development in the Washington, DC Area and the Importance of Education and Training in that Process. It Also Examines Current Obstacles to Economic Growth, such as Poor Student Achievement and Crumbling School Buildings, as well as Regional Solutions to these Problems (January 13-15, 1998).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This transcript contains the testimony of witnesses who testified or submitted written materials for hearings of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources on the following topics: (1) labor market shortages in the information technology jobs from a national perspective and from the perspective of the Washington, DC area; (2) the education crisis that exists in the District of Columbia public schools and the problems of infrastructure as well as educational problems revealed by test scores; and (3) innovative programs and solutions and ways to finance these plans in the Washington, DC region. Witnesses, who included corporation executives, school officials, public agency spokespersons, Senators, and staff of nonprofit programs, stressed the need to improve education in the United States, and especially in Washington, DC, so that students are prepared for the thousands of technology-related jobs that are now unfilled or are being exported overseas. They examined the problems of the Washington, DC schools and suggested improvements. Witnesses also discussed programs that are working and need to be replicated in other schools. (KC)
Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Problems, Employment Qualifications, Hearings, Information Technology, Labor Market, Labor Needs, School Effectiveness, Social Problems, Technology Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers: Congress 105th; District of Columbia