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Hoffman, Linda; Reindl, Travis; Bearer-Friend, Jeremy – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011
The U.S. labor market is increasingly demanding a more educated workforce. Of the 48 million job openings projected for the next eight years, 63 percent will require some postsecondary education. For many of these job openings, workers will need at least a high school diploma but not necessarily a four-year degree. To successfully increase the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Educational Needs, Educational Attainment
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Not all members of a community benefit equally, and some communities have been left out altogether. This paper is a guide for fostering digital inclusion throughout the United States so that everyone can take advantage of…
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Internet, Bibliographies, Access to Computers
Lamos, Erin; Simon, Martin; Waits, Mary Jo – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2010
This report presents a case study of the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), which brings together auto manufacturers and community colleges across 12 states to identify and implement wide-ranging improvements in technical education for automotive manufacturing workers. A "Big Collaboration"--AMTEC…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Global Approach, Technical Education, Labor Force Development
West Virginia Department of Education, 2009
The overarching goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 are to immediately stimulate the economy in the short term and to invest in education and other essential public services that will ensure the long-term economic health of this nation. The United States Education Department (USED) offers guiding principles to be…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Grants, State Regulation, Educational Finance
Zepeda, Marlene; Varela, Frances; Morales, Alex – UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 2004
In 2003, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) released a "Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Health." In recognition of the critical role states play in the development of early childhood initiatives and of the unique contributions that state Title V programs can make to these initiatives, the Bureau operationalized their…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Health, Young Children, Strategic Planning
Peace Corps, 2004
"Community Content-Based Instruction" grew out of several development initiatives and field needs. It began to take shape in a Gender and Public Health Education for Teachers Workshop and an In-Service Education Workshop for Volunteers and their counterparts, in the spring of 1996 in Eritrea. Since that time, the concept has been further…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Workshops, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods