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2019 Data That Move Us Report
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The Graduate! Network represented the forefront of on the ground work at Some College, No Degree Panel
San Antonio’s high rate of student-loan defaults has a bright side: More people are studying for degrees.
Bexar County has an alarmingly high rate of borrowers who have fallen behind on their student loans, and the problem has been getting worse.
Loan delinquency jumped from 5.8 percent in 2003 to 13.1 percent in 2018, the largest increase among the state’s urban counties.
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Program Helps Adults Go Back to School
A new AARP Kentucky program is training volunteers to help adults with some college experience find resources to complete their degrees or earn credentials for in-demand jobs.
The Kentucky Lifelong Learning Ambassador Project is a pilot program that aims to connect AARP members with scholarships, the state’s Project Graduate program and other opportunities.
AARP is collaborating with The Graduate! Network, a national nonprofit that works with community leaders to develop local resources to help adults seeking to return to school.
The project could serve as a national model for linking AARP members with jobs that are in demand due to workforce shortages.
Go to aarp.org/ComebackKY or cpe.ky.gov/pg to learn more about getting help or being a volunteer ambassador. Click here to read more.
Talent-driven economic development: A new vision and agenda for regional and state economies
Talent-driven economic development underscores a fundamental tenet of the modern economy: workforce capabilities far surpass any other driver of economic development. This paper aims to help economic development leaders recognize that the future success of both their organizations and regions is fundamentally intertwined with talent development. From that recognition, its goal is to allow economic development leaders to confidently and knowledgeably approach businesses, educational institutions, and community groups with a clear value proposition that aligns their core capabilities in service of systemic, non-duplicative talent development solutions. Click here to read more.
Wayne State introduces Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, offering free tuition for Detroit students, residents
Wayne State University today announced the establishment of the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, which will provide free tuition for graduates of a Detroit high school or Detroit residents earning a high school diploma, and admitted to Wayne State University as a full-time freshman in fall 2020.
The Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge could potentially provide free tuition to the 49,276 students currently enrolled in Detroit Public Schools and thousands of other Detroit residents. Click here to read more.