All children and adults have access to quality educational opportunities.
Education Council Chair Pamela Rodriguez.
Education Needs Assessment
Overall, educational attainment is a strong indicator of social and economic well-being. Lower educational attainment is associated with lower earnings and poorer health outcomes, such as higher mortality rates, higher rates of obesity, and diabetes.[i]
22% of CCNA participants had less than a high school diploma, this compared to the US Census Bureau’s Smith county estimate of 15%. Education and training are essential to the success of the welfare-to-work initiative because they help individuals remain in the work force and increase their earnings over time.
[i] Ross, C. E. and Wu, C. 1995. The Links Between Education and Health. American Sociology Review.
The top three needs in Education for all respondents were:
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qybein
The table below shows the Key Poverty Indicators and Top Needs only for those respondents who had less than a high school education.
Latest Education Reports
ETHNN is a proud member of the Tyler Area Partnership 4 Education Leadership Council, Data Council, and Post Secondary Access and Success Action Network.
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report features the new Race for Results which is based on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, in the areas of early childhood; education and early work; family supports; and neighborhood context.
A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education According to the report, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, 38.7 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held a two- or four-year college degree in 2011—the most recent year for which data are available. That figure is up from 2010, when the rate was 38.3 percent and from 2009, when the rate was 38.1 percent. The Stronger Nation report measures progress toward Goal 2025 which is a national effort to increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.