As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

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It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. This kind of business-led approach has become a focus of a statewide effort to increase the proportion of Tennesseans with degrees from its current level of about 40 percent — sixth lowest among the 50 states — to 55 percent by 2025.

OPINION: Three ways to help more underrepresented students graduate from college

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Second, advocacy groups have gotten really smart about leveraging their interventions to improve graduation rates. The American Talent Initiative — which has a goal of enrolling, by the year 2025, an additional 50,000 lower-income students at the 318 colleges and universities that consistently graduate at least 70 percent of their students within six years — is only a few years old and already reporting success in boosting the number of students receiving Pell grants at these colleges.

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Education Playbook spotlights teaching and learning

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It’s time to raise the level of education debate in the country,” KnowledgeWorks Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Matt Williams said. “As The visions were informed by KnowledgeWorks research-based future forecast, “The Future of Learning: Education in the Era of Partners in Code,” which considers learning in 2025. Resource from KnowledgeWorks aims to highlight the importance of teaching and learning as presidential debates continue.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

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But at least one organization will pick up the mantle and manage a new online database —code-named “JAM”—that EducationSuperHighway is building to track K-12 E-rate usage and internet access through 2025. It is a combination of what I’ll describe as advocacy organizations that have long been part of this organization, some operating foundations that have been on the fringes of this conversation but have been engaged in it, and stakeholders who have technical and data expertise.”

Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

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At the California State University System, that’s part of a plan to more than double the proportion of freshmen who finish in four years from the current 19 percent to 40 percent by 2025. A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University campus in Washington, D.C.

With Unfilled Jobs, Businesses Push Rural Residents Toward College

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It’s that fewer than one in five adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. This kind of business-led approach is driving a statewide effort to increase the proportion of Tennesseans with degrees, from its current level of about 40 percent — sixth lowest among the 50 states — to 55 percent by 2025.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

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Juliet won’t finish high school before 2025, but the 11-year-old already has big plans: She wants to be a mechanical engineer. That perspective bothers Kellie O’Quinn, director of the Center for Social Measurement and Research at Children at Risk, a children’s advocacy organization in Houston. “I Juliet Basinger, a rising seventh grader at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, demonstrates the capabilities of a drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab.

10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule

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That’s the separate goal set out by the Lumina Foundation to achieve by 2025. Tennessee, for example, which famously made its community colleges free, is on target to have 55 percent of its residents possess certificates or degrees two years ahead of the 2025 deadline, outgoing Gov. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Macomb County Community College July 14, 2009 in Warren, Michigan.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

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Juliet won’t finish high school before 2025, but the 11-year-old already has big plans: She wants to be a mechanical engineer. That perspective bothers Kellie O’Quinn, director of the Center for Social Measurement and Research at Children at Risk, a children’s advocacy organization in Houston. “I This story about career readiness was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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billion by 2025. In 2011, Barber went to work for Pearson as its Chief Education Advisor, continuing his advocacy for competition, data collection, measurements, and standards-based reforms.

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education

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By 2025, four additional subject areas will be included: a second language, the arts, health and physical education. It’s also potentially more motivating to students, said David Ruff, a former Maine teacher and the executive director of Great Schools Partnership , a nonprofit advocacy group focused on bringing proficiency-based learning strategies into New England schools.