2019 Annual Meeting Presentations

Presentation

Economic Mobility to Power A Strong Economy
Monday, June 24, 8:45 am

A key component of a healthy economy is ensuring that education and labor provide for equity and economic mobility. States must have clear goals and scalable strategies to further economic mobility in an economy that will require new and different skills and backgrounds. These strategies should start in the early years and carry through employment. This session will explore how states can promote workforce equity for low-and middle-income families, first-generation postsecondary students, students of color and students from rural areas.

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Transitions Into and Within the Workforce
Sunday, June 23, 1:45 pm

States need to provide more young people with an education that connects the classroom with the workplace and prepares them for success in postsecondary education and in-demand careers. This session will focus on building bridges from secondary schools to postsecondary institutions and the workplace by creating rigorous, relevant career pathways driven by labor market demand. Topics will include strategic partnerships, career and college counseling, credentials of value and adult education.

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Transforming the Educator Workforce
Sunday, June 23, 10 am

As policymakers and education leaders address technology changes in the workforce, among their first challenges will be finding fully prepared teachers to help all students reach their academic and career goals. This session examines the struggle states report in balancing adequate numbers of teachers to fill classrooms with the need for high-quality teachers to ensure that students learn at high levels.

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Unprepared and Unaware
Saturday, June 22, 3:45 pm

SREB’s report Unprepared and Unaware described a potential multi-generational crisis on a 10-year horizon. State policymakers need to consider actions now to prevent mass unemployment by 2030. The solution to this crisis will require a balanced approach to meet the needs of the workforce today and the future and the challenge of both K-12 and adult education.