Rhode Island

At the Edge: A Survey of New York State School Superintendents on Fiscal Matters

Publication Date: 
Sat, 2011-10-01
Organization: 
The Council of School Superintendents

At the Edge finds that 80 percent of the districts surveyed eliminated teaching positions and more than half were forced to increase class sizes as a result of the state's $1.3 billion cut. It's plain and simple, school cuts HURT. The hurt is even greater because New York students are being robbed of learning opportunities as part of a budget pushed by Gov. Cuomo that gives millionaires a $5 billion tax break. Read and share the report. Stay informed. New York's example can't be repeated in other states.

 

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.