• Education & Talent Development

    EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT 

     

    Education at all stages—from cradle to career—is more important than ever in today’s knowledge economy, both for individual opportunity and regional prosperity.

THE LATEST ON EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

 

THE WORLD CLASS EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT AGENDA 

 

In 2013, the Economy League and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey released the Global Positioning Strategy (or GPS) for World Class Education and Talent Development in  Greater Philadelphia. The culmination of a multi-year regional priority setting and strategy development effort facilitated by the Economy League, this GPS outlines goals, priority strategies, and key indicators to help focus and guide cross-sector collaboration toward improving education outcomes in our region.
 

THE WORLD CLASS VISION

 

Greater Philadelphia has a talented workforce where every resident has the skills needed to compete in the global economy.

 

 

 

Early Learning
Destination
All of the region's children are prepared to start school.
World Class Early Learning Strategies
Increase the number and accessibility of high-quality early learning slots
Increase demand for high-quality early learning
Implement coordinated assessments of early learning quality and kindergarten readiness
K-12 Education
Destination
All of the region's children graduate from high school college- and work-ready.
World Class K-12 Education Strategies
Improve K-12 teacher effectiveness and school leadership
Strengthen connections between education and career opportunities
Increase parental/caregiver involvement in their children’s education
Postsecondary Credentials
Destination
Greater Philadelphia is a national leader in postsecondary credential attainment.
World Class Postsecondary Credentials Strategies
Improve postsecondary access and completion rates
Increase access to and completion of industry-valued certificates and credentials
Attract and retain individuals with postsecondary degrees
Workforce Readiness
Destination
The region’s workforce skills adapt and match industry needs and support family-sustaining wages.
World Class Workforce Readiness Strategies
Expand employer-led workforce efforts
Build core competencies to prepare individuals for on-the-job training
Align education and training programs with regional economic opportunities

THE WORLD CLASS EDUCATION & TALENT INDICATORS

Early Learning
School Readiness
Pre-K Access
Early Literacy
K-12 Education
On-time Graduation
Disconnected Youth
College & Career Readiness
Postsecondary Credentials
Degrees & Certificates Awarded
Educational Attainment
Workforce Readiness
Poverty Rate
Labor Force Participation
Median Income
School Readiness
With New Jersey's adoption of an implementation plan in 2016, all three states in our region are on the path to using standardized kindergarten readiness assessments to improve early learning and help close achievement gaps.
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PROGRESS TOWARD IMPLEMENTING STANDARDIZED KINDERGARTEN READINESS ASSESSMENTS (2016)
  • FEATURED CAMPAIGN

    PRE-K FOR PA

     

    In 2014, the Economy League joined with statewide partners to launch the Pre-K for PA campaign. The campaign's goal is to ensure that all Pennsylvania children are ready to succeed by ensuring that every 3- and 4-year-old in the Commonwealth has access to high-quality pre-kindergarten.

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    • Pre-K for PA Launch