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January 13, 2017
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Focusing on High Expectations
This week as part of the ALL IN grant, over 200 educators participated in a two-day professional development workshop on Implementing High Expectations Teaching within Integrated Comprehensive Services with Elise Frattura and Deborah Reed. During the training district teams were asked to review their equity data to determine achievement gaps and given strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
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Jobs Are Back, But Not the Ones We Lost

The modern economy continues to leave Americans without a college education behind. - Anthony Carnevalle, Director, Center on Education and the Workforce

Of the 11.6 million jobs created in the post-recession economy, 11.5 million have gone to workers with at least some college education. That's the finding in a report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce last summer. 

America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots[1] paints a startling picture for those with a high school diploma or less. Employment since the Great Recession has grown by only 80,000 jobs in that category. Blue collar and clerical jobs were decimated while the recovery has produced primarily managerial and professional jobs.

According to the Center, the recession and recovery hastened a long-term change in the composition of America's workforce. Thirty-six percent now hold a bachelor's degree or higher, as opposed to 34% with a high school diploma or less. Thirty percent have some college. Now, for the first time in the nation's history, workers with a bachelor's degree or higher are a larger proportion of the workforce than those with a high school diploma or less.

The trend towards a more educated workforce underscores the efforts of Stark County educators in fostering a college-going attitude among students. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in Canton where - in 2008 when the recession began -  only 34.4% of 18 to 24 year-olds had been to college or earned an associate degree. Today, 54.4% have[2].

[2] US Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates for 2008, 2015
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