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Michigan to Participate in Multistate Initiative to Boost Educational Attainment

In Educational Attainment by Dan Hurley

Michigan is one of seven states selected to participate in an “Attainment Academy” aimed at crafting a statewide strategic plan for increasing the postsecondary education levels of the state’s residents. The effort is being coordinated by the State Higher Education Executive Officers association (SHEEO) and the Education Strategy Group (ESG) with grant support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, …

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The Connection Between Educational Attainment and Earnings, Amplified by the Four-Year College Degree

In Educational Attainment by Dan Hurley

In her State of the State Address, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an ambitious and much-needed goal for Michigan to increase its postsecondary education attainment level to 60 percent by 2030, as measured by the proportion of Michiganders with a college degree or high-quality certificate. It’s good that the Governor recognizes the link between state income and education levels. It’s even …

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Michigan’s Foreign Talent Dividend

In Talent by Dan Hurley

A recently released report produced by Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) provides insight on the extent to which foreign talent is contributing to Michigan’s economy. At a time of low unemployment, and in light of the steep forthcoming drop in high school graduates and debate of over U.S. immigration policy, the study sheds light on just how …