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2 Forsyth PROPEL Summit September 10, Examine the Data for Education in Georgia 2Economic Impact of Georgia Non-Graduates 3Strengthening the Birth to Work Pipeline 4What Can We Do?

3 Examine the Data for Education in Georgia

4 Academic Achievement Milestones School Readiness Literacy by 3 rd Grade Numeracy by 8 th Grade High School Graduation Workforce and/or College Ready

5 NAEP th Grade Reading At or Above Basic Source: National Center for Education Statistics Georgia 63% United States 65%

6 NAEP th Grade Math At or Above Basic Source: National Center for Education Statistics United States 71% Georgia 67%

7 Source: NCES (2010). Public School Graduates and Dropouts: School Year United States 74.9% Georgia 65.4% High School Graduation Rates: State-by-State Rankings

8 Georgia High School Graduation Rates Source: The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, State Report Cards. *2010 data is preliminary. Year High School Graduation Rate Number of High School Non-Grads %28, %27, %23, *80%22,498 Total102,196

9 Economic Impact of Georgia Non-Graduates

10 Education Pays Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earnings & unemployment for full-time workers age 25 & older, not seasonally adjusted. Data given are 1 st quarter 2010 averages. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT & EMPLOYMENT Unemployment RateApril 2010 Median Wkly Earnings (& approx. annual) 15% 10%5%0% Bachelor’s Degree & Higher $1,140 ($59,280) 8.1 Some college/ Associate Degree $738 ($38,376) 10.5 HS Graduates, No College $624 ($32,448) 14.5 Less than a High School Diploma $448 ($23,296)

11 Unemployment Rates by Education Level Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, February 2010.

12 Unemployment Rates by County, Feb Source: Georgia Department of Labor

13 State Service Delivery Regions

14 Economic Impact of High School Non-Completion How much could YOUR region benefit from this additional income currently being foregone? Source: Isley, P. & Hill, J. “Updated Economic Impact of High School Non-Completion in Georgia: 2005 Estimate,” Georgia Southern University. April *According to GSU study, totals may not add due to rounding. Region 1$2.2 billion Region 2$1.2 billion Region 3$4.2 billion Region 4$1.1 billion Region 5$1.1 billion Region 6$1.0 billion Region 7$1.1 billion Region 8$0.9 billion Region 9$0.9 billion Region 10$2.0 billion Region 11$1.0 billion Region 12$1.1 billion TOTAL$18 billion*

15 Compounded Impacts of High School Non-Completion Source: Levin, H., et al., (2007). The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children. INDIVIDUALSTHE COMMUNITY Lower Lifetime Earnings Reduced buying power & tax revenues; less economic growth Decreased health status; Higher mortality rates; More criminal activity Higher health care & criminal justice costs Higher teen pregnancy rates; Single motherhood Higher public services costs Less voting; Less volunteering Low rate of community involvement

16 Strengthening the Birth to Work Pipeline

17 KEY ISSUE #1 Early Life Experiences KEY ISSUE #2 Academic Achievement K-12 KEY ISSUE #3 Transitions to Work or College

18 Disparities in Early Vocabulary Growth Source: Hart, B. and Risley, T. R. (2003). “The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3.” Professional Families 1,116 words Working Class Families 749 words Welfare Families 525 words

19 Economic Benefits of Early Education: Perry Preschool Study Source: Schweinhart, L.J., et al. (2005). Lifetime effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool study through age 40.

20 Strengthening the Birth to Work Pipeline KEY ISSUE #2 Academic Achievement K-12

21 6 th Grade Outcomes Can Predict Failure to Graduate High School Source: Balfanz, R. (2007). Preventing Student Disengagement and Keeping Students on the Graduation Path in Urban Middle-Grades Schools: Early Identification and Effective Intervetions. Flag in Sixth Grade Percent with this flag who… Attended ≤ 80% Failed Math Course Failed English Course Suspended Out of School Un- satisfactory Behavior Graduated on time Did not graduate

22 Essential Building Blocks of High Performing States Higher Standards Rigorous Curriculum Clear Accountability System Statewide Student Information System Leadership Training

23 3 rd Grade Reading Achievement in Georgia: Closing the Gaps Source: Georgia Department of Education. % of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards

24 8 th Grade Math Achievement in Georgia: Closing the Gaps Source: Georgia Department of Education. % of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards

25 High School Graduation Rates in Georgia: Closing the Gaps Source: Georgia Department of Education.

26 Strengthening the Birth to Work Pipeline KEY ISSUE #3 Transitions to Work or College

27 Are They College Ready? Source: Nat’l Center for Education Statistics. “The Condition of Education: Student Effort & Educational Progress.” 2004 Educational Attainment of Remedial Coursetakers

28 Source: College Board, “The 6 th Annual A.P. Report to the Nation: Georgia Supplement,” Participation & Performance in AP Courses

29 Source: U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics The Demands of America’s New Economy The number of jobs for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher will increase from 38 million in 2006 to 43 million by 2016 – a growth rate of nearly 15 percent. 12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations require an associate degree or higher.

30 What Can We Do?

31 Look at the Data for your Community KIDS COUNT Data Georgia Family Connection Partnership School and System Comparisons Georgia School Council Institute

32 2009 CRCT Comparisons: 3 rd Grade Reading Forsyth County Schools Source: Georgia School Council Institute

33 2009 CRCT Comparisons: 8 th Grade Math Forsyth County Schools Source: Georgia School Council Institute

34 2009 SAT Comparisons: Average Total Score Forsyth County Schools Source: Georgia School Council Institute

35 2009 SAT Comparisons: Average Total Score Forsyth County Schools Source: Georgia School Council Institute

36 Improving the Pipeline: Low Birth Weight in 2008 GOAL: Reduce the number of low birth weight babies by 10 percent in Forsyth County. Forsyth CountyGeorgia Total # of births 2,405146,464 # of low weight births 14814,014 low birth weight rate 6.2%9.6% RESULT: 15 healthier babies! Source: Georgia Department of Community Health %

37 Improving the Pipeline: High School Graduation in 2009 GOAL: Improve the number of graduates by 10 percent in Forsyth County. Forsyth CountyGeorgia Total # of Graduates 1,55588,003 Graduation Rate 87.5%78.9% RESULT: 156 more high school graduates! Source: Georgia Department of Education 1, %

38 Aligning Educational Strategies Aligned Acts of Improvement Random Acts of Improvement GOALS

39 Insulating the Birth to Work Pipeline LEARNING & SOCIAL SUPPORTS Childcare Providers Afterschool Programs Academic Supports Job Training Civic Opportunities EarlyChildhood K – 12 System PostSecondary Work &Career ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY SERVICES Transportation Health Housing Financial Source: The Forum for Youth Investment

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