Postsecondary Education

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Training America’s Next Generation of Workers - Seattle, Washington

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released the study, Leaders & Laggards, A State by State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education. The U.S. Chamber will provide a keynote address presenting the report in Seattle on October 10th, 2012. Hosted by the AWB Institute, this event will feature a panel of education and industry leaders to address the opportunities found in the report and formulate next steps for change in our workforce training systems necessary to produce the workforce needed to support Washington state businesses.

July 12, 2012
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This report identifies the best and worst performing states—the leaders and laggards— in public postsecondary education. It focuses on the performance of the institutions over which state governments have the most influence: public colleges and universities. In an effort to systematically measure the most important factors being watched by policymakers, business leaders, and concerned citizens, we graded state performance and policy.

June 5, 2012

We started the lead-up to the June 19th release of our report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education, with a look at the skyrocketing costs and inefficiency of higher education in the blog “One Really Expensive Graduation Party.” The second part of the series went into more detail on one of the leading causes of that inefficiency