Economic 'Yardstick' of States Includes School Investments
A newly developed "yardstick'' for measuring states' economic health and vitality includes as a key indicator their investment in public education and demonstrated commitment to strengthening it.
"Long-term investment in education'' is a major component of a strong state economy, according to "Making the Grade: The Development Report Card for the States,'' which was released last month by the Corporation for Enterprise Development.
The corporation, a national economic-development research and consulting organization, developed the yardstick for assessing a state's economic health because traditional measures focus on an antiquated definition of what constitutes a good "business climate,''...
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- Assistant/Associate Professor, Literacy
- Regis University, Denver, CO
- Director of School Support
- The Achievement Network, Multiple Locations
- Elementary Principal
- Forest Grove School District, Forest Grove, OR
- Perspectives Charter Schools, Chicago, IL
- Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
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