Increasing Global Competitiveness: Register for Free Webinar Wednesday, April 13 at 1 pm EDT

Early learning, K-12 education and postsecondary education all combine to create competent graduates ready for 21st century jobs.  Highly-skilled workers lead to prosperity for states in the new economy.  Institutions can't wait until high school to begin preparing students for the future, whether it be technical school, college or straight into a career.

State policymakers play a critical role through funding strategies and policy decisions in developing a competent work force.  Join us on Wednesday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. EDT for a discussion on collaborative efforts between education and work force development.  Listen in as speakers discuss how connections with business and industry as early as preschool are vital to a students' success.  Also hear how K-12 education and raising expectations for all students must be a goal for every school district.  Finally, learn concrete state policy strategies on economic and work force development and states becoming more responsive to regional work force needs.

Speakers include Sara Watson, senior officer, Pew Center on the States, Elizabeth Schneider, vice president of state advocacy and outreach, Alliance for Excellent Education and Daniel Hurley, director of state relations and policy analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities.  Register now at