National Talent Dividend Resources

At one time or another, all of us have to explain exactly what this Talent Dividend work is really about. We’re collecting here some of the most useful resources we’ve found for helping others understand this work and why it matters. Obviously, we don’t have everything, so if you’ve got a report, presentation, study or other resource to share, please get in touch.

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

15 to Finish

The State of Hawaii has developed a public outreach campaign called “15 to Finish,” which encourages students to take a full-time load with sufficient credits to graduate on time. The concept was born out of the idea that many students were registered as “full-time” students, but only taking 12 credits, would take longer than the standard time for an associate’s degree. Learn more

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Joe Cortright Talks Talent & Everyone Listens

Whenever Joe Cortright presents his economic research on the Talent Dividend, conference attendees clamor to talk to him and ask him for his slides. Here are the slides he presented at the April 2012 National Talent Dividend Conference. Learn more

Policy Brief on Adult College Enrollment

Policy Brief on Adult College Enrollment

There is no longer a typical college student. A student at either a two-year or four-year institution is increasingly likely to be an adult learner, possibly returning to college after a number of years in the workforce. This white paper from Florida College Access College explores the huge opportunity to re-engage adults who left college before degree completion. Learn more

Talent Dividend Benchmark Attainment Report

Talent Dividend Benchmark Attainment Report

The attainment report compiled by CEOs for Cities with the help of the Kresge Foundation and the Lumina Foundation, provides attainment percentages for 57 metro areas across the country. The report looks at five areas of degree completion and age, which include: high school completion (19 year olds), college completion (24 year olds), college continuation (18-24 year olds), adult attendance (25-44 year olds) and adult attendance (25-54 year olds).Learn more

NTD Benchmark Migration Data

NTD Benchmark Migration Data

This report analyses the migration of people with a bachelor’s degree or higher over one year in 57 metro areas. The report shows the population with a BA in each metro area, the population living outside a metro area, the population that moved out of a metro area, the net migration of the populations and the net migration rate. Learn more

Talent Dividend Executive Summary

Talent Dividend Executive Summary

This summary provides context for the National Talent Dividend, which hypothesizes if the educational attainment in a city increases then the income of the residents will increase. The document provides data that supports this hypothesis and motivation for cities to increase the talent dividend (college attainment) by one percent. Learn more

City Dividends Metro Data

City Dividends Metro Data

This document displays data for 51 metro areas highlighting key indicators and dividend data. Each metro area has data for college attainment, talent dividend, vehicle miles traveled, green dividend, poverty rate, opportunity dividend, and a calculation for total dividends. Learn more

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National Enrollment Trends in Higher Education

A close-up look at national enrollment trends in higher education: Snapshot Reports are timely examinations of national enrollment trends and are released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center throughout the year. The report data come from student-level college enrollment data provided exclusively to the National Student Clearinghouse by its participating institutions — reflecting national coverage of 93% of student enrollments. Our reports are unique snapshots in time that reveal college enrollment patterns and student pathways. Learn more

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Understanding Postsecondary Pathways

Postsecondary Pathways of First-Time Students: In our second Signature Report, we analyze students' transfer behaviors to better understand their postsecondary pathways. A detailed view of transfer rates is critical in helping institutions and policymakers develop strategies and policies that facilitate successful outcomes. Among the study's findings: • One third of all students transferred at least once within five years. • The majority of transfers occurred in students' second year, regardless of the direction of transfer (i.e., vertical, lateral or reverse). Although a surprising number of students made their first transfer in the fourth and fifth years. • Part- and full-time students had similar transfer rates over five years. • Over one quarter of all transfers crossed state lines, which, among other things, demonstrated the limitations of institution and state-based enrollment reporting. The complete Signature Report includes detailed transfer summaries and related tables; color charts broken down by institution sector and control, part- and full-time student transfer rates and timing, in- and out-of-state transfers, and insight and future recommendations from the authors. Learn more

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Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education

The nation’s colleges and universities must do a better job of closing the growing divide between the education and skills of the American workforce and the needs of employers, according to a new U.S. Chamber report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education. Projections of labor market demand show that two-thirds of all jobs will require some postsecondary education by 2018; however, given today’s disappointing levels of higher education productivity, labor economists estimate that the United States will fall 7 million degrees short. . Learn more

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ACE's Annual Report

We are pleased to present ACE's 2011 Annual Report, which details how, during a year of nearly unprecedented challenge and opportunity, ACE worked to lead change on behalf of its nearly 2,000 members nationwide. Learn more

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The Adult College Completion Network

A new publication that WICHE has just released highlighting the promising practices and innovative approaches states and institutions involved in our Non-traditional No More project have used to identify and eliminate barriers facing adults with significant college credit as they return to complete their degrees. Learn more

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MetroTrends: The Urban Institute's Report Card & Toolkit

Welcome to MetroTrends-The Urban Institute's report card and toolkit for researchers, students, journalists, elected officials and the public on the state of metropolitan economies. Here you'll find up-to-date charts and figures, expert commentaries and relevant, downloadable datasets.” Learn more

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Pew Center on the States: America's Economic Mobility

This interactive tool captures the findings of the first analysis of Americans' economic mobility—their ability to move up or down the earnings ladder—on a state level. The study investigates Americans' mobility prospects during their prime working years—the 10-year span between ages 35-39 and 45-49. Our research focuses on individuals born between 1943 and 1958, with the most recent data coming from 2007 (see the Methodology to learn more). The interactive tool displays data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, identifying where in the country Americans experience the best and worst mobility outcomes. Learn more

Chronicle of Higher Education: College Completion Microsite

College Completion is a microsite produced by The Chronicle of Higher Education with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to share data on completion rates in American higher education in a visually stimulating way. Our hope is that, as you browse around the site, you will find your own stories in the statistics and use the tools we provide to download data files; share charts through your own presentations; and comment, start conversations, or provide tips about this important topic. This microsite is a tool to help you navigate a complex subject: which colleges do the best job of graduating their students. You can also benchmark institutions against their peers and find all the numbers you need to figure out why some colleges succeed while others fail. The site also offers plenty of links to resources for more information, as well as past and current news coverage of this topic. Learn more

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The Education Trust

Obtaining a college degree has never been more important. Although higher education institutions have opened their doors to more students, we have not seen equal strides in the number of students who actually complete four-year degrees. Learn more

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Education Comission of the States

The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. Learn more

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Boosting College Completion

Boosting College Completion for a New Economy is a two-year initiative of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) designed to move states from awareness of their college completion challenge to the development, implementation and evaluation of state strategies that increase college attainment rates. Learn more

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National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Reverse Transfer: "A National View of Student Mobility from Four-Year to Two-Year Institutions" Learn more

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Policy Direct: Connecting Postsecondary Education Research With Decision Makers

To bridge this gap, and more directly engage the research and policy communities, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) launches PolicyDirect.an online resource containing articles and selected summaries of seminal and leading-edge research for a policy-focused audience. PolicyDirect serves as a one-stop, easy-to-use resource for quality research that illuminates critical findings around important attainment measures such as college preparation, success and productivity. Learn more

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Almanac of Higher Education: Academe, by the Numbers

The Chronicle's Almanac issue, our annual compendium of college and university data, offers an in-depth look at the state of higher education. Learn more

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International Business Times

”6 Charts On Why College Is Worth Its Cost: The Great Depression hit those with less disproportionately hard” Learn more

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GOOD Business

”Interactive Infographic: Where Are the Jobs? This infographic is a collaboration between GOOD and Other Means, with support from MTV.” Learn more

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Georgetown Public Policy Institute: Center on Education and Workforce

”The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm” In this report entitled, College Advantage, the researchers argue that college degrees have served as protection for Americans seekins shelter during a tough economic storm.” Learn more

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From Contact to Completion: Supporting Returning Adult Students in Obtaining a College Credential

”Lumina Foundation is determined to reach its “Big Goal” of ensuring that sixty percent of Americans have a postsecondary credential by 2025 . Lumina recognizes that this goal is only attainable if higher education access efforts expand their focus beyond traditional-age students who enter college directly from high school to promoting higher education opportunities for older students.” Learn more

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What Works Clearinghouse Review and Report

”The Institute of Education Sciences What Works Clearinghouse presents The Effects of Student Coaching in College: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Mentoring” Learn more

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Jobs for the Future: Education for Economic Opportunity

”Jobs for the Future presents an interactive map that allows the viewer to click on a state to view the dual enrollment policies in that state.” Learn more

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National Conference on Citizenship

”NCoC: Bloomberg LP, NCoC, and Points of Light Announce ‘The Civic 50’ Ranking of America’s Most Community-Minded Corporations” Learn more

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I’m First: College Is My Opportunity

”I’m First is an Initiative of the Center for Student Opportunity. They believe the opportunity for college exists for students who do not have a history of higher education. I’m First is an online community offering support, advice and encouragement to students who will be the first in their family to reach this goal.” Learn more

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Annie E. Casey Foundation

Youth at Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to OpportunityLearn more

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College Measures

”College Measures is committed to informing and improving the decision-making process for students, parents, and policy makers.” Learn more

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Community College Resource Center

”Improving Developmental Education Assessment and Placement: Lessons from Community Colleges Across the Country (CCRC Working Paper No. 51) By Michelle Hodara, Shanna Smith, Jaggars, Melinda Mechur Karp, Nov. 2012, New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.” Learn more

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Southern Regional Education Board

”Essential Elements of State Policy for College Completion: State policy makers from across the country are looking for more effective ways to support their public colleges and universities.” Learn more

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Pew Research Center: Social and Demographic Trends

”Record Shares of Young Adults Have Finished Both High School and College By Richard Fry, Senior Economist and Kim Parker, Associate Director” Learn more

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60 Minutes Segment: Three Million Jobs in America, but who’s Qualified?

”Segement on 60 Minutes highlighting the local and national impact the growing skills gap is having in America.” Learn more

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60 Minutes Segment: Three Million Jobs in America, but who’s Qualified?

”Lumina’s Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, discusses the change needed in education. He says we need to focus on equity and Learn more

NCAN

Upcoming NCAN Webinars

NCAN is pleased to host the following webinars for the benefit of our membership.. Learn more

National Talent Dividend: Strategies for City Success Webinar Series
Webinar

December 7, 2012
NTD Webinar Series:
This will kick off a series of six webinars in 2012-13.
December 7, 2012 at 2:30pm
Pre-register for Using Data to Drive Change for Postsecondary Success: Part I. This event is Hosted by CEOS for Cities and the National League of Cities

Register for the event

Talent Dividend Network News

Low-Income and Minority Students Needed in STEM Pipeline
March 26, 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com

The United States does not currently produce enough qualified workers to meet the demand for STEM employees. The current STEM pipeline is woefully insufficient.

Early college movement stronger than ever | Jobs for the Future
March 26, 2013 http://www.jff.org

Early college movement stronger than ever 246 schools boast 93% graduation rate, 76% college-going rate BOSTON, MA (March 25, 2013) - More than 75,000 high school students nationwide-most from underserved populations-are learning college-level material and earning free college credit. All this week, early college supporters are celebrating the success of this movement and encouraging other districts to join in.

10 Models for Student-Loan Repayment
March 26, 2013 http://www.americanprogress.org

SOURCE: AP/Ed Andrieski Download the details of all 10 models (PDF) Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF version of this issue brief. As more students are struggling to pay back their student loans after graduation, it is now more important than ever for borrowers to have access to a student-loan-repayment plan that eases the burden of repayment and minimizes the risk of default.

This is the Year Colleges Will Start Taking Online Education Seriously
March 13, 2013 http://www.policymic.com

"Big breakthroughs happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately necessary." - Thomas Friedman At its best, the American education system has been the engine behind unparalleled economic prosperity, a military without equal, limitless invention, and the unquenchable ambition that put a man on the Moon.

What technology can (and can't) do for education | Digital
March 13, 2013 http://digital.hechingerreport.org

As I reflect on the excitement of South By Southwest Education conference last week, a fundamental question keeps coming up: What proportion of the challenges facing the education system can actually be addressed with technology and innovation? Let's quickly stipulate the issues here. Stop me if you've heard this all before.

Job skills by the numbers: Explore the survey data
March 05, 2013 http://www.marketplace.org

More results of a survey commissioned by Marketplace and the Chronicle of Higher Education asking employers what they look for when hiring.