09/17/2019

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Infusion of Money for Career Education in State Budget

Programs that prepare students for college and careers are about to get a jolt of one-time state money that supporters are counting on to lead to a permanent and sustainable expansion of programs.

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Study: Shortage of Educated Workers Looms

The U.S. is on track to create 55 million new job openings by 2020, but will face a shortage of five million workers with the education or training to fill these positions, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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More Charters, Including Those in California, Outperform District Schools in Reading, Study Says

The nation’s charter schools, including those in California, have made “slow and steady” progress over the past four years, with students in nearly a quarter of charters now outperforming their traditional school peers in reading and, on average, catching up to them in math, a group of Stanford researchers reported. The study also found that charter schools excel in teaching poor minority students and English language learners.

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More Charters, Including Those in California, Outperform District Schools in Reading, Study Says

The nation’s charter schools, including those in California, have made “slow and steady” progress over the past four years, with students in nearly a quarter of charters now outperforming their traditional school peers in reading and, on average, catching up to them in math, a group of Stanford researchers reported. The study also found that charter schools excel in teaching poor minority students and English language learners.

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New Teacher Training Study Decries California Universities

A new front is opening in the education wars as a report released Tuesday derides California’s teacher training schools as among the worst in a nation full of substandard programs.

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“Hidden” Economy in Silicon Valley Built Without Advanced Degrees

A new report, “The Hidden STEM Economy,” reveals that a university degree is not required for 27.5 percent of all jobs in the San Jose area in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The number is even higher — 36 percent — in San Francisco and the East Bay.

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First 5 LA/UCLA Anderson Forecast City Human Capital Index

. . .index to measure and understand the current state of human capital in each metropolitan area and each county across the nation. The CHCI is developed based mainly on the average education attainment of residents in each city.

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Can California Import Enough College Graduates to Meet Workforce Needs?

. . . assesses whether California will be able to attract enough college graduates from other states and other countries to close that gap.

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Boiling Point? The Skills Gap in US Manufacturing

. . . study identifying the mismatch between the skills of available workers and skills that manufacturers demand.

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Working Hard, Left Behind, Education as a Pathway from Poverty to Prosperity for Working Californians

. . . the state faces a shortage of 2.3 million college graduates and those with vocational certificates by 2025, even as the demand for highly educated workers continues to grow.

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Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs, meeting the Demands of a 21st Century Economy

Assesses demand and training needs for less-than-BA skilled positions.

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California’s Edge, Keeping California Competitive, Creating Opportunity.

Recommendations for improving skills training to match the needs of the 21st Century California economy.

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Keeping California’s Edge: The Growing Demand for Highly Educated Workers

. . . identifies growing sectors seeking highly educated workers, analyzes the economic value created by those workers and identifies the top six industries with the most at stake in our state’s highly educated high demand future.

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Human Capital in the Bay Area: Why an Educated, Flexible Workforce Is Vital to Our Economic Future

“. . . analyzes indicators of human capital in the Bay Area, and identifies what is unique or distinctive about Bay Area workers. “

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Editorial/Opinion: Closing California’s education gap

California has proved to be a land of opportunity where hard work delivers prosperity and nurtures innovation. Its human capital has helped the state develop into the world’s ninth-largest economy, which attracts nearly half of the venture capital in the nation.

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