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Dennis, Anita, Ed. – Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
In a rapidly changing 21st-century economy with growing competition from abroad, continuing to field a world-leading, skilled workforce is both more essential and more challenging than ever to the mission of delivering increasing prosperity for American families and preserving this nation's economic leadership. The US must therefore confront its…
Descriptors: Immigration, Competition, Talent, Skilled Workers
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has been a nearly unprecedented disruption to American education at all levels. Disruptions to early childhood learning have also been widespread. Public pre-K programs attended by 1.6 million children nationwide were closed to help stop the community spread of COVID-19. Roughly one-third of children under age five typically…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, COVID-19, School Closing
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
While the nation is enjoying its longest economic expansion on record and its lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, anxiety persists about how American businesses and workers will be affected by future changes in the labor market. Speculation about the "future of work" is typically centered on how new or emerging technologies could…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Labor Market, Labor Needs
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
High quality education is a critical pathway to career success and economic mobility, particularly for students from low-income backgrounds. An education system that invests in children beginning at the earliest ages and supports their development as both citizens and skilled workforce entrants of the future--with both in-demand cutting-edge…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken all levels of education and training. As they struggle in the pandemic environment, colleges, job training programs, apprenticeships, and other forms of postsecondary training face many of the same health and service-delivery challenges as education providers at earlier ages. However, merely…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Job Training, Educational Change, Distance Education
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
COVID-19 has left tens of millions of Americans out of work or uncertain about the future of their current jobs, and thousands of firms urgently reassessing their own viability and path forward. Even before the pandemic led to the highest national unemployment rate since the Great Depression, American businesses and workers were anxious about how…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Dislocated Workers, At Risk Persons
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2019
In a rapidly changing 21st-century economy with growing competition from abroad, continuing to field a world-leading, skilled workforce is both more essential and more challenging than ever to the mission of delivering increasing prosperity for American families and preserving our nation's economic leadership. The US must therefore confront its…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Competition, Risk, Economic Development
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2019
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) believes the nation must focus on effective pathways to help students from all backgrounds and educational attainments successfully transition to careers as members of a skilled US workforce. To further that goal, this report looks at three tools to better serve those students whose initial entry into…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Labor Force Development, Job Skills, Apprenticeships
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2019
From embracing diversity and inclusion to calling for an end to decision-making in the men's room, companies and organizations can take practical and systemic steps to increase women's leadership and further their advancement. "Filling the Pipeline: Advancing More Women into the C-Suite and on Corporate Boards" offers the following…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Corporations, Promotion (Occupational), Inclusion
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
Over the past decade, charter schools have gained a prominent role in the debate over how to improve K-12 education, becoming one of those rare ideas that attracts bipartisan support. Yet as charter schools have expanded and begun educating more American school children, so has discussion over the role charter schools should ultimately play in our…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Role, Public Education
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
In 2017, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) embarked upon a "listening tour" of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the listening tour made stops in five communities over…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, School Business Relationship, Occupational Aspiration, Career Readiness
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
In 2017, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) embarked upon a "listening tour" of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the listening tour made stops in five communities over…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, School Business Relationship, Occupational Aspiration, Career Readiness
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
Today education and training beyond high school are more essential to our success as individuals and as a nation than ever before. Americans have responded to these new realities, and education beyond high school is now the norm in the US. These trends make the federal Higher Education Act (HEA), which governs federal student aid programs and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Student Financial Aid
Cheney, Gretchen Rhines – Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
A growing number of U.S. companies across a range of industries are designing apprenticeship programs to give workers access to on-the-job learning opportunities that allow them to transition into in-demand jobs and careers. This discussion paper provides a snapshot of the current state of apprenticeship in the United States based on interviews…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy
Mitchell, Anne; Stoney, Louise – Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
New evidence at the intersection of neurobiology, developmental science, and economics carries vast implications for how the responsibilities, skills, and qualities of children's early childhood teachers are thought about: (1) their influence on early brain and behavioral development; (2) their responsibility for managing many children's first…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Tax Credits, Educational Quality
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