Washington Learns: The Road Ahead. Presentation to WERA December 6, 2006 Ann Daley Executive Director. WHAT IS WASHINGTON LEARNS?. It is a thorough review of the entire education system – E2SSB 5441 (2005).
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December 6, 2006
Washington’s Changing Economic LandscapeIncreasing Role of Technology- and Information-Dependent IndustriesDecreasing Reliance on Manufacturing and Resource-Based Industries
Percent of Total Employment
Change in Washington’s Industry Composition1975 - 2030
Professional and Business Services,Education and Health Services, Finance, Information
Federal, State, Local Government
Wholesale & Retail Trade, Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities, Construction
Sources: Forecast Council, OFM
Hispanic = Hispanic/Latino (can be of any race)
Other Race = Black/African-American,
American Indian and Alaska Native,
Asian and Pacific Islander,
Two or More Races, Other RaceWashington Labor ForceProjected Composition by Race and Hispanic Origin
Non-Hispanic Other Race,
Source: OSPI, Graduation and Dropout Statistics for Washington’s Counties, Districts, and Schools, School Year 2003-04. September 2005. Available at www.k12.wa.us/DataAdmin/.
*States where the percentage of population age 35-64 with Associate’s or higher degree is greater than that for the age 25-34 population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau 5 Percent Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) for Washington.Trending in the Wrong Direction: Percent with Associate’s or Higher DegreeCensus 2000
Participation Rate: State RankingsBased on Fall 2002 Enrollment and Population 18 & overEnrollments include students who are residents of other states plus foreign students.
Net Migration of College Freshmen, Fall 2002
WA Rank: 5
WA Rank: 9
WA Rank: 18
WA Rank: 45
WA Rank: 46
WA Rank: 47
Source: NCES Digest of Education Statistics 2004, Table 198: Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by control, level of enrollment, type of institution, and state or jurisdiction: 2002. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d04/tables/dt04_198.asp; U.S. Census Bureau.
Develop a comprehensive accountability system that is transparent, incentive-based and built on principles of shared responsibility and continuous improvement:
Redefine basic education, design a new funding structure and make a significant down payment in 2007
Design a ten year implementation strategy based on new definition of basic education and associated new funding formula, that:
Assignment: WL Steering Committee
We must create a world-class education system to make sure our prosperity touches all of us, not just a few.
-- Governor Chris Gregoire