Maine

Transforming Public Education: Pathway to a Pre-K-12 Future

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-10-04
Organization: 
The PEW Center on the States

This report, released by The Pew Center on the States, urges our nation’s policymakers to move our public education from a K-12 to a Pre-K-12 system. The report outlines how starting children earlier will be more effective in developing the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school.

The College Payoff: Education, Occupations and Lifetime Earnings

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2011-08-05
Organization: 
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Type: 
Report

A new study by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce confirms that the value of a college degree is increasing. The study shows that people with bachelor’s degrees earn 84 percent more over a lifetime than those with only a high school diploma, up from 75 percent in 1999. Read more>.


One Year Out

Publication Date: 
Mon, 2011-08-01
Organization: 
College Board
Type: 
Presentation

A College Board survey finds that students who have graduated from high school highly value college, but wish they had been better prepared for it. The study also shows that only half of all respondents felt that school prepared them well for both college and the work force.

Attracting, Developing and Maintaining Human Capital: A New Model for Economic Development

Publication Date: 
Sat, 2011-07-23
Author: 
Timothy Bartik
Organization: 
Pew Center on the States
Type: 
Report

In a new brief from the Pew Center on the States, Timothy Bartik argues that investing in early childhood helps with job creation in the short term and also creates a stronger future workforce. His comprehensive model combines well-designed business incentives with high-quality early childhood programs.