Education

Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success

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02/2013
It is a given that today’s level of student learning will directly impact our future economic and civic well-being. Yet too often, educators and our public schools, serving almost 50 million students, seem to be under attack, underappreciated, and often underfunded. This is not the way to prepare our nation—and our nation’s children— for the future. We need to find a set of strategies and tools both to support them and to accelerate learning.
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Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success (The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project)

Publication date: 
02/2013
It is a given that today’s level of student learning will directly impact our future economic and civic well-being. Yet too often, educators and our public schools, serving almost 50 million students, seem to be under attack, underappreciated, and often underfunded. This is not the way to prepare our nation—and our nation’s children— for the future. We need to find a set of strategies and tools both to support them and to accelerate learning.
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Preparing Students for Success in Life

Publication date: 
01/2013

Has Ohio’s student, school and system performance changed fast enough and deep enough to help Ohio thrive as the global economic shift continues? Most in Ohio’s philanthropic community would reply, “No.” Based on data and policy analysis, Philanthropy Ohio believes the state has lost ground in four major education areas over the last six years.

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Need-Based Financial Aid: A tool for supporting Ohio’s education and workforce goals (Community Research Partnership in collaboration with the Ohio Education Research Center)

Publication date: 
01/2013
There is little question that post-secondary education is increasingly important to obtaining employment that pays a household-sustaining income, and that an educated and skilled workforce is key to retaining and attracting jobs. State projections indicate that occupations in Ohio requiring some level of postsecondary training are expected to grow by 9.8 percent from 2008-2018, compared with 2.1 percent for those occupations without this education requirement.
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Strengthening State Systems for Adult Learners: An Evaluation of the First Five Years of Shifting Gears

Publication date: 
12/2012
The Joyce Foundation’s Shifting Gears initiative was launched in 2007 as a state policy change effort in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The goal is to strengthen state postsecondary, adult basic education, and skills-development systems so that more low-skilled workers gain the education, skills and credentials needed to advance and succeed in our changing economy.
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Shaping Education Policy: The Importance of Clarity, Commitment, and Consensus Building (The Cleveland Foundation)

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12/2012
This article describes how foundations in Ohio joined together in a sustained, strategic effort to influence state public policy to improve education, and it reviews the progress that has been achieved. Specifically, it details activities over the past seven years by the Ohio Grantmakers Forum (OGF) and its Education Advisory Committee, chaired by the president of the Cleveland Foundation.
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Strengthening State Systems for Adult Learners: An Evaluation of the First Five Years of Shifting Gears (The Joyce Foundation)

Publication date: 
12/2012
The Joyce Foundation’s Shifting Gears initiative was launched in 2007 as a state policy change effort in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The goal is to strengthen state postsecondary, adult basic education, and skills-development systems so that more low-skilled workers gain the education, skills and credentials needed to advance and succeed in our changing economy.
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