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Education & Talent
December 21st 2016

Moving from College Access to Success

In the second installment of the Economy League’s Talent in Greater Philadelphia series, Anne Marie Bonner looks at how Greater Philadelphia currently fares on key measures of educational attainment and efforts to keep the region’s most at-risk students on track to graduation. Read More
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Education & Talent
November 22nd 2016

Coming Together to Advance Educational Attainment

In the first installment of the Economy League’s Talent in Greater Philadelphia series, Steve Wray examines two successful, collaborative efforts focused on postsecondary degree attainment. Read More
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Education & Talent
July 16th 2015

Moving Workers from Low-Wage Jobs to Family-Sustaining Careers

Fifteen million workers in the US earn less than $10 an hour, more than half of whom are over the age of 25. While fast food or retail often come to mind when we think of low-paying jobs, the reality is that many sectors, including healthcare, education, childcare, and manufacturing, have large... Read More
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Education & Talent
May 20th 2015

Leaders Highlight New Approaches to Workforce Development

Earlier this month, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia partnered with the Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN), Philadelphia Society for Human Resources Management (Philly SHRM), and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to host a forum exploring new approaches to... Read More
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Education & Talent
January 29th 2015

Greater Philadelphia: A Brain Engine

As Campus Philly celebrates 10 years of attracting, engaging and retaining college students in our region, we look at the organization's origins, findings from its latest survey of recent college graduates, and ways to increase graduate retention in the future.   From Idea to Impact   Of... Read More
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Education & Talent
January 28th 2015

2015 Educational Outlook: Issues to Watch

2015 may mark the beginning of some big changes in education in Greater Philadelphia -- many of which align with the priorities laid out in our shared World Class agenda. From key policy issues like fair funding to debates over curricula and teacher evaluations, here are a few key areas to watch... Read More
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Education & Talent
September 25th 2014

As the Election Approaches, Pre-K for PA Gains Momentum

With election season upon us, Pre-K for PA campaign partners statewide are hard at work continuing to build awareness and support for increased access to high-quality pre-k. These efforts are definitely paying off.   Just this month, the campaign received major media attention (see KYW, 6ABC,... Read More
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Education & Talent
September 24th 2014

Education & Innovation in Massachusetts

Next month, more than 100 business, civic and government leaders will travel to Boston as part of our Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. As we prepare for the visit, we take a closer look at how Boston is tackling critical issues related to growth and opportunity. This piece focuses on the... Read More
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Education & Talent
July 5th 2014

Giving More Kids Access to High-Quality Early Education

Persistent disparities in educational achievement represent a major obstacle to growth and opportunity in Greater Philadelphia. This achievement gap starts long before children enter kindergarten.   In fact, recent studies have found vocabulary differences between poor and higher-income... Read More
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Education & Talent
June 23rd 2014

High Quality Pre-K: A Wise Investment

Contributing writer John Miller explores why both local and national business leaders support investing in high-quality early learning. This is the final installment in a two-part series focused on early childhood education (for part one, click here).   As the Roaring Twenties careened to a... Read More
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