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ERIC Number: ED516256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started: Framing a College Attainment Agenda. Complete to Compete Briefing Paper
Jones, Dennis
National Governors Association
Research shows that having a highly educated workforce is critical to states and territories' economic competitiveness and to the well-being of their citizens. A growing number of state policymakers are concerned that the nation as a whole and their states are falling behind in the race to accumulate the educational capital needed to ensure that their states will be world-class, not second class. While everyone is talking about the critical need to develop a more competitive workforce, relatively few states have taken major steps to actually move the agenda forward. More specifically, few states have publicly identified their goals for increasing college completion. This paper presents strategies that governors can adopt to increase their states' educational attainment.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: National Governors Association
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Ohio; Oregon; Tennessee; Texas