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Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation | McKinsey

Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation | McKinsey | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Executives increasingly see investing in retraining and “upskilling” existing workers as an urgent business priority that companies, not governments, must lead on.
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New U.S. GAO Report on K-12 Education: Public High Schools with More Students in Poverty and Smaller Schools Provide Fewer Academic Offerings to Prepare for College (102 pg. report, takes a f...

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Workforce of the Future

Workforce of the Future | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it
State and local governments face an evolving workforce environment. This report shares projections for the future, jurisdiction case studies, and strategies to manage change.
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A new candidate class: schoolteachers running for office - CSMonitor.com

A new candidate class: schoolteachers running for office - CSMonitor.com | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Teachers experienced strength in numbers when tens of thousands went on strike this year. Many were emboldened to enter politics. What will they do if elected?
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Court’s decision on ‘ConAm’ question prompts new conversation about school funding

Court’s decision on ‘ConAm’ question prompts new conversation about school funding | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it
The proposed constitutional amendment ballot item would’ve raised investment property taxes for education.
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Companies Should Help You Retrain When You’re Automated Out of a Job - Nextgov

Companies Should Help You Retrain When You’re Automated Out of a Job - Nextgov | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it
400 million workers could be displaced by 2030.
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Is the Golden Age of Chinese Studying Abroad at an End?

Is the Golden Age of Chinese Studying Abroad at an End? | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Political headwinds could deter Chinese students from universities in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.
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Study: Grade Inflation More Prevalent at Wealthy Schools, Where Parents Have Greater Ability to Game the System

Study: Grade Inflation More Prevalent at Wealthy Schools, Where Parents Have Greater Ability to Game the System | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Grade inflation — the phenomenon of large numbers of students receiving ever-higher grades in class, regardless of how much they’ve actually learned — is more prevalent in higher-income schools than less affluent ones, according to research released today by the Fordham Institute. Many pupils who received passing grades nevertheless failed to score proficient on their end-of-course exam for the same subject, the author found.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Ambitious Pre-K Move Sparks Wary Reactions

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Ambitious Pre-K Move Sparks Wary Reactions | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

The world's richest man says he wants to help tackle one of the biggest issues in education: improving early-childhood learning.

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Teachers Aren't Just Running for Office — They're Winning

Teachers Aren't Just Running for Office — They're Winning | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

The primaries are over, and nearly two-thirds of the current classroom teachers who were vying for state seats will move on to the general election, an Education Week analysis found.

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Gov Watchdog: EPA failed to properly monitor asbestos at schools

Gov Watchdog: EPA failed to properly monitor asbestos at schools | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

The government watchdog overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that the agency failed in its duties to properly monitor asbestos levels at schools.

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Group dynamics play a heavy hand in correctly identifying true online sources

Even with equal access to online information, student groups still struggle to identify fact from fake news.

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78207: America’s Most Radical School Integration Experiment

78207: America’s Most Radical School Integration Experiment | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

In the nation’s most economically segregated city, an innovative new approach to school integration designed to address poverty, trauma, and parental choice is working

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The Opportunity Myth: What Students Can Show Us About How School is Letting them Down - and How to Fix It

The Opportunity Myth: What Students Can Show Us About How School is Letting them Down - and How to Fix It | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

While more students than ever before are enrolling in college, far fewer are succeeding once they get there

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ESSA in the States: How Good is Your State’s Education Plan?

ESSA in the States: How Good is Your State’s Education Plan? | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Under ESSA, states received flexibility to chart their own path to educational success, but they must submit a plan to the U.S. Department of Education explaining how they will reach these goals. To summarize the strengths—and shortcomings—for each state’s plan, the Alliance created a series of one-page quick-reference guides for anyone looking to determine how well a state’s plan will address the needs of its students.

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Washington State Center Takes on New Challenges: Unmanned and Autonomous Systems

Washington State Center Takes on New Challenges: Unmanned and Autonomous Systems | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

The Center for a Skilled Workforce has partnered with the Washington State Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing to develop a new center focused on unmanned and autonomous systems, including aerial drones and self-driving vehicles.

 

The newly minted Center of Excellence for Unmanned & Autonomous Systems (COEUAS), based in Sunnyside, Washington, will focus on ensuring Washington State has the skilled workforce needed to support multiple industries in this emerging sector. The dedicated Center of Excellence will coordinate and connect education and industry partners in the development of career pathways, innovative curriculum, and workforce development.

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2019 Skills Summit February 5-9, 2019 in Washington, DC

2019 Skills Summit February 5-9, 2019 in Washington, DC | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Registration for Skills Summit 2019 is OPEN! Join us this February 5-7, 2019 in Washington DC.

 

We are gearing up to make skills a top priority following the Congressional elections this November.

 

Join us for:

  • Two days of deep dives into what the future of federal skills policy looks like and what that means for your legislators today
  • Plenaries about current workforce policy objectives from the policymakers themselves
  • An opportunity to convene with colleagues in the field from across the country
  • Meetings with your legislators about your workforce needs back home


The Summit is an opportunity to share your expertise with legislators and impact the future of education and workforce policy.

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Work-Based Learning: Model Policy Components

Work-Based Learning: Model Policy Components | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.

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Study: Oregon teachers earn 9 percent less than similar private sector workers

Study: Oregon teachers earn 9 percent less than similar private sector workers | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Despite their generous health and pension benefits, Oregon public school teachers' overall compensation is 9 percent lower than they would receive in the private sector, a study by pro-worker Oregon Center for Public Policy says.

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Pre-employment training and affordable childcare key to broadening the apprenticeship pipeline

Pre-employment training and affordable childcare key to broadening the apprenticeship pipeline | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Policymakers seeking to increase the number of apprentices should focus their investments in pre-employment training like pre-apprenticeship programs and affordable child care, according to a new brief by the National Skills Coalition, Broadening the Apprenticeship Pipeline.  

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Report: States need not be deterred by costs of longitudinal data systems

Report: States need not be deterred by costs of longitudinal data systems | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

States need not be deterred from building a state longitudinal data system (SLDS). According to a new paper, "Costs of State Longitudinal Data Systems", by the Workforce Data Quality Campaign, the costs of building and maintaining SLDS can vary dramatically and can be adjusted to fit a state’s needs.

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Improving Health Care Through Occupational Licensing Reform

Improving Health Care Through Occupational Licensing Reform | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

The rules that determine who can legally work in an occupation and provide particular services—known as occupational licensure—affect a wide swath of workers and are important constraints on how the labor market and economy function. Despite a welcome increase in discussions of occupational licensing in recent years, and a body of research dating back decades, core questions concerning the number of licensed workers and their occupations remain unanswered.

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School Days, School Funding Haze

School Days, School Funding Haze | CSG West Education & Workforce Development | Scoop.it

An average taxpayer could (and might prefer to) get lost if they try to keep track of all its moving parts, but a little knowledge of the school funding landscape can be a good thing.

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