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Georgia Academy for Economic Development

Spring

2014

Examine the Data for Education in Georgia

Economic

Impact of Georgia

Non-Graduates

Strengthening the Birth to Work Pipeline

What Can We Do?

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Examine the Data for Education in Georgia

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Academic Achievement Milestones

School Readiness

Literacy by 3

rd Grade

Numeracy by 8th Grade

High School Graduation

Workforce and/or College Ready

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School Readiness

Percent of Children with School Readiness Skills

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NAEP 4th Grade ReadingPercent At or Above Proficient

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NAEP 8

th

Grade Math

Percent At or Above Proficient

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Georgia High School Graduation Rates

Source: The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, State Report Cards.

YearState High School Graduation Rate201167.5%201269.7%201371.5%Total

Statewide

Number of High School Non-Grads

21,844

22,155

21,401

65,400

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Economic Impact of Georgia Non-Graduates

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Education Pays

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment.**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Table 5. Quartiles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers.

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT & EMPLOYMENT

Unemployment Rate*

August 2013

Median Wkly Earnings** (& approx. annual)

15%

10%

5%

0%

0

200

600

1000

3.5

Bachelor’s Degree & Higher

$1,189 ($61,828)

6.1

Some college/ Associate Degree

$741 ($38,523)

7.6

HS Graduates, No College

$651 ($33,852)

11.3

Less than a High School Diploma

$457 ($23,764)

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High School Graduation Rates by County, 2012

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Unemployment Rate by County, May 2013

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Compounded Impacts of High School Non-Completion

Source: Levin, H., et al., (2007). The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children.

INDIVIDUALSTHE COMMUNITYLower Lifetime EarningsReduced buying power & tax revenues; less economic growthDecreased health status; Higher mortality rates; More criminal activityHigher health care & criminal justice costsHigher teen pregnancy rates; Single motherhoodHigher public services costsLess voting; Less volunteeringLow rate of community involvement

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Strengthening the Birth to Work Pipeline

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Strengthening the Birth to Work Pipeline

KEY ISSUE #1

Early Life Experiences

KEY ISSUE #2

Academic Achievement K-12

KEY ISSUE #3

Transitions to Work or College

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Disparities in Early Vocabulary Growth

Source:

Hart, B. and Risley, T. R. (2003). “The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3.”

Professional Families 1,116 words

Working Class Families 749 words

Welfare Families 525 words

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Economic Benefits of Early Education:Perry Preschool Study

Source

: Schweinhart, L.J., et al. (2005).

Lifetime effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool study through age 40.

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Achievement Gap as Children Enter Kindergarten

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Essential Building Blocks of High Performing States

Higher Standards

Rigorous Curriculum

Clear Accountability System

Statewide Student Information System

Leadership Training

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Important!

Standards are the “What”

Standards are the overall goal we hope our children achieve.

Curriculum is the “How”

Curriculum is the individual teaching methodology used in the classroom.

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RigorReady for life’s next steps Clarity Teachers, parents, and students have same expectations ConsistencyIn contentIn levels of rigorAcross state lines CollaborationSharing of best practicesSharing of materialsFor additional information, visit Better Standards for a Better Georgia http://betterstandards4georgia.com

Why

Do We Need Common

Standards?

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The Changing Face of Georgia

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4-Year Graduation Rate, 2011

Georgia

All

68%

Asian

79%

White

76%

African-

American

60%

Hispanic

58%

Low-Income

59%

English Language Learners

32%

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100 Georgia Ninth Graders

* Data provided by the Technical College System of Georgia . Based on 2008 graduation data

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Georgia Needs:The Economic Development Pipeline

250,000 new post-secondary graduates by 2020

60% of jobs in 2020 will require some higher education

42%

of Georgian’s currently have a post-secondary degree

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HS Graduates and Economic Development

With an additional 30,000 HS graduates:$242 million increased earnings$191 million increased spendingThis additional spending would support:$350 million increase in state gross product$18 million increase in state tax revenue

Source: Alliance for Excellent Education. “The Economic Benefits of Helping High School Dropouts.” December 2012.

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Predicted Workforce Gap

Source: Complete College Georgia,: Georgia’s Higher Education Completion Plan 2012

42%

2012

2020

43%

Current Path

60%

Complete College Georgia

250,000 additional graduates

Georgia’s Young Workforce with a Certificate or College Degree

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3. Increasing academic rigor and expectations

Georgia’s Future Workforce

1. Increasing demand for highly skilled labor force

2. Changing demographics

+

+

=

Perfect Storm?

Trifecta of Opportunity?

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What can we do?

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Profile of Child Wellbeing and Academic Achievement

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Teen Birth Rates Per 1,000

* Data provided by Georgia Kids Count, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, http://www.gafcp.org

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Percent Children Living in Poverty

* Data provided by Georgia Kids Count, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, http://www.gafcp.org

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Percent Teens Not Working or in School

* Data provided by Georgia Kids Count, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, http://www.gafcp.org

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Percent 3rd Grade Reading, Meets/ Exceeds

* Georgia Department of Education

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Percent 8th Grade Math, Meets/ Exceeds

* Data provided by the Georgia Department of Education

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Profile of Achievement– High School Graduation

* Data provided by the Georgia Department of Education

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How Will You Insulate the Birth to Work Pipeline?

LEARNING & SOCIAL SUPPORTS

Childcare Providers

Afterschool Programs

Academic Supports

Job Training

Civic Opportunities

Early Childhood

K – 12 System

Post Secondary

Work & Career

ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY SERVICES

Transportation Health Housing Financial

Source:

The Forum for Youth Investment

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Help Insulate the Pipeline

Post Secondary

Read to children

every day

Quality Rated: Encourage participation of your early learning centers

Pay for Advanced Placement exams

Leverage partnerships with business and post-secondary

Build a cadre of effective teachers and leaders

Provide internships/ apprenticeships

Be involved as a community volunteer in Georgia Apply to College

Help recruit WWGTF candidates.

Early Childhood

K – 12 System

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Aligning Educational Strategies

Aligned Acts of Improvement

Random Acts of Improvement

GOALS

GOALS

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Connect with us

Twitter: @GAPartnership Facebook: Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Instagram: @GAPARTNERSHIPLinkedIn: Georgia Partnership for Excellence in EducationWebsite: www.gpee.org

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