Focus Magazine, Spring 2018

Investing wisely

Exemplary employers reap real returns by developing workers’ talent

 

See how companies like CVS, Cigna, and Wegmans empower their employees.

PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Should high schools worry about what students do after graduation? This city says yes.

See Part 4 of the spring series to learn more about the lives of today’s students and how colleges are preparing them for success.

No direction, no diploma

A Stronger Nation

U.S. post-high school education rate at all-time high, 46.9%

Explore a data visualization of the country’s progress. In addition to presenting national data, the report allows navigation by state and metro area.
 

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A series from theAtlantic.com

What makes a worker?

The possibilities and pitfalls of job training and apprenticeship

Intro See all

17 cities designated as Talent Hubs

Nearly $6 million in grants will support local efforts to increase
attainment beyond high school

 

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What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach our nation's attainment goals, and we all benefit when we get there. Everyone–from employers to instructors to families–has clear steps to take. And no matter how small, each step toward the goal is essential. Find out how you can contribute to building a stronger nation through higher education.

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