Creating a Connected Ecosystem Through Youth Apprenticeship / June 15, 2021

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy, our most vulnerable citizens were struggling to achieve the economic and social mobility promised by our education system. It’s time to do things differently. One path to a new education ecosystem is by forging stronger educator-employer partnerships to develop hands-on learning, internships, and apprenticeships.

Is Higher Education Still Relevant? / June 15, 2021

COVID-19 laid bare what we already knew: the current system of higher education is losing its luster. Even before the pandemic, only half believed that a college education is “very important.” How will higher ed regain some its past relevance and shift to serve an ever-shifting ecosystem of students, teachers, and workers?

Filling the Educator Pipeline / June 15, 2021

Fixing the holes in the teacher pipeline is imperative for school leaders, as they need effective teachers to ensure that all students have access to a quality education. Meeting this challenge may not be easy, but it is feasible.

Rise of the Education Entrepreneurs / June 15, 2021

Aspiring school founders and owners are the new faces of social innovation. To increase the achievement levels of minority and low-income students, we need to focus on what really matters: high standards and visionary school leaders. Our education system is ripe for disruption and innovation.

Creating an Environment That Allows All To Compete / June 14, 2021

In an increasingly competitive economy, it is critical to recognize that all workers are not starting from the same position as income and wealth inequality continue to rise. What will it take to create an environment that engages all workers and reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of its communities?

Closing the Wealth Gap in Less Than a Generation / June 14, 2021

The legacy of harm and slavery in America created a series of crises that disproportionately affect Black and brown people. Racial wealth gaps may be less visible, but are no less damaging. The nation has benefited from the systemic financial oppression of marginalized groups. Ending it is a collective responsibility.

Shared Vision, Shared Wealth / June 14, 2021

Improving equity starts with a shared vision. Generating that vision, though, presents unique challenges. Indiana community leaders share how their vision of equity has emerged as a guiding compass for informing initiatives to create a more equitable economy in our state.

Leveraging Data for Equitable Workforce, Education and Economic Development / June 14, 2021

While we know that the pandemic has disproportionately affected poor communities and communities of color, we still don’t know what the long-term effects will be on these communities. By improving the way we use data, we can go beyond restoring the pre-pandemic conditions that enabled these disproportionate impacts to an environment that supports equity and …

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