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Letter from the Director: The big wins

Talent Dividend Network is taking a summer hiatus. But first, in honor of graduation season, we reflect on and celebrate the progress we've made and successes we've accomplished as a network this year.

Q&A: Jim Applegate, Lumina Foundation

"At the end of the day, cities must work," says Jim Applegate, VP of Strategic Impact for the Lumina Foundation. A conversation about equity, data, and the city as a lab of innovation for educational attainment.

Time to align: A #talentdividend live chat

Join us for a live chat on Thursday, May 30 led by Karen Elzey, Director of Skills for America's Future at the Aspen Institute. We'll talk about strategies for aligning employers and education providers and all that entails: data sharing, the skills gap, and building challenging partnerships.

Q&A: Hadass Sheffer, Graduate! Philadelphia

A founding force behind The Graduate! Network shares the tremendous impact of tapping into your city's adult near-completers -- and the honest challenges those students face.

Recap: 2013 National Talent Dividend Meeting, April 7-9 in Philadelphia

We came. We saw. We talked about collective impact, data sharing, cross-sector partnerships, and so much more. And then we ate tacos. Read the official recap here. 

Strategies for engaging employers

How do you get the business community involved with your city's educational attainment efforts? Get beyond bringing them to the table. We spoke to three cities that have some advice.

What to expect at the National Talent Dividend Meeting, April 8-9

It's Philadelphia, so expect tours of Independence Hall, Terry Gross, and terrific food. But above all, plan on a chance to build relationships and share learning.

Q&A: Peter Winograd, Center for Education Policy Research, University of New Mexico

Dr. Peter Winograd's geospatial maps mark the "lost treasure" of New Mexico's human capital -- and chart a course forward for improving communities.

2013 National Talent Dividend Meeting Conference Agenda

Get excited: Here's a complete agenda for the 2013 National Talent Dividend Meeting in Philadelphia. See you there!

Live chat: The data is coming! (The #talentdividend data, that is.)

We know what you're really waiting for: The moment that Joe Cortright gives you the updated data for your city. That moment is almost here, but until then, here's your chance to ask Joe whatever else you're dying to know.

How to tell your story: A #talentdividend live chat

Join us for a live chat on Weds., Feb. 27 with people who have figured out how to gain traction for Talent Dividend initiatives: Haley Glover at Lumina Foundation; Elisa Degregorio at the Tampa Bay Partnership; and Bill Moses at the Kresge Foundation.

What's the epic story of your city?

What are your city's Talent Dividend efforts really about? What's at stake? And why should people care? Some thoughts about sharing your work with the world.

Q&A: Art Ellis, WHYY

Learn more about our hosts for the 2013 National Talent Dividend meeting in Philadelphia, PA: the modern offices of WHYY-FM.

Q&A: Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia

"It is my very strongly held belief that education is at the center of what makes a city great, what makes a city attractive to employers."

How city leaders can share data to promote student success

Join CEOs for Cities and CAEL for a webinar on Feb. 1 to discuss practical ideas for better data sharing between school districts, higher ed, and city leadership.
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