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ERIC Number: ED524212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment in Southeast Wisconsin
Million, Laura; Henken, Rob; Dickman, Anneliese
Public Policy Forum
In metro Milwaukee, as a part of the WIRED Initiative, the Regional Workforce Alliance (RWA)--a collaboration of organizations representing workforce development, economic development and education across southeast Wisconsin--has established the framework for pursuing the local talent dividend goal and a regional strategy for increasing educational attainment. The RWA, through its WIRED Initiative grant, engaged the Public Policy Forum to explore and identify a set of metrics that impact educational attainment and that might be used as the basis for developing specific strategies for improvement. This research effort recognizes that the Talent Dividend Initiative goal, though narrowly defined as increasing bachelor's degree attainment, necessarily will entail making progress on several other measurable outcomes, such as reducing the number of high school drop outs, increasing high school completion rates, increasing post-secondary matriculation rates, improving retention of post-secondary students until completion of either a 2-year or 4-year degree, and attracting and retaining college graduates in southeast Wisconsin. The authors' focus, therefore, was to examine southeast Wisconsin's complete educational pipeline, from birth to career. This report is intended to serve as a baseline snapshot of the region's education pipeline and will be updated to capture regional progress toward the educational attainment goal. The metrics presented provide a general picture of the number and types of students in the system at particular points along the pipeline. A list of Southeast Wisconsin's Public and Nonprofit Colleges and Universities is appended. (Contains 7 tables, 2 diagrams, 26 charts and 24 footnotes.) [This report was funded by a grant awarded under the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL)
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Forum
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin