Creating Great Schools for WA Students
In the first Washington Kids for Washington Jobs report, Pathways to Great Jobs in Washington State, the Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning joined with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to examine Washington’s five-year jobs outlook, shining a spotlight on the jobs that will be available in our state and the pathways our students can take to pursue rewarding careers.
As a result of the study, the Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning established an ambitious goal: By 2030, 70 percent of Washington students will go on to earn a postsecondary credential by the age of 26.
To achieve this goal, policymakers, the business community, educators, social service agencies, advocates, students, and families must work together in a comprehensive, cradle-to-career approach to help Washington students prepare for rewarding futures. A key step toward reaching this goal is improving the performance of our K-12 system to ensure more students graduate high school career- and college-ready, with an emphasis on raising achievement at low-performing schools and achievement of struggling students attending schools not deemed low performing.
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Pathways to Great Jobs in WA
There will be 740,000 job openings in Washington in the next five years. State job growth over this period is expected to be nearly three times the national average. The majority of job opportunities—particularly those that will support upward mobility and good quality of life—will be filled with workers who have postsecondary education or training. Recognizing the need to prepare our kids for these opportunities, the Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning have set an ambitious goal: By 2030, 70 percent of Washington students will earn a postsecondary credential by the age of 26.
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Report: Revisiting the STEM workforce
The condition of the U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce figures prominently in discussions of national competitiveness, education policy, innovation, and even immigration. But the relevant analyses and conversations are hindered by differing understandings of the composition and character of the STEM workforce and the varied, dynamic career pathways enabled by STEM knowledge and skills.
The National Science Board examined recent STEM workforce studies and debates, consulted numerous experts, and explored data in our 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report to develop insights that could facilitate more constructive discussions about the STEM workforce and inform decision makers. See all the insights in the full report.