Publications

April 5, 2016
Of utmost importance is to acknowledge that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for improving academic achievement. This document intends to serve as a guide for forging partnerships, taking into account feedback from our local partners and employing lessons from their vast experiences. You do not have to be a chamber or NAACP chapter leader to benefit from this guide. Although it is a product of the coming together of these two groups, any similarly organized association can adapt these tools to meet their own needs. Whereas stewardship has its place, moving the needle on academic achievement requires more than providing goods and services to a school district.
March 7, 2016
We begin with an overview of the Talent Pipeline Management initiative and lessons learned from supply chain management in supplier quality assurance and certification. Next, we present two approaches for expanding the employer role in higher education accreditation and a roadmap for developing an independent, employer-driven system. We then address implications for scaling and sustaining this new approach and conclude by issuing a call to action.

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