One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas

At a time when the labor market demands more educated workers, 5.8 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 currently are neither working nor in school, says this report from Measure of America. The report calls for additional pathways to postsecondary certificates and associate degree programs for individuals who choose alternative routes to postsecondary training. More »


Revving the Education Engine: Effectively Aligning Education, Workforce and Economic Development Policy

This report, from the Education Commission of the States, calls on education, policy and workforce leaders to re-examine how they leverage public investments in education to support state and regional economic and workforce goals. The report includes examples of promising More »


No Worker Left Behind - Outcomes for First 18 Months

The majority of individuals who completed job retraining during the first 18 months of Michigan’s No Worker Left Behind program either kept their jobs or secured new employment, according to a state review. No Worker Left Behind offers up to More »


College Enrollment Hits All-Time High, Fueled by Community College Surge

“The share of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high in October 2008, driven by a recession-era surge in enrollments at community colleges, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data More »