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    Research Brief

    The U.S. Workforce Development and Employment System Needs an Overhaul

    Sep 19, 2019

    Despite globalization, technology, and demographic changes, the U.S. approach to education, training, and workforce development still operates on a 20th-century model. Americans need a system that provides on-ramps for transitioning individuals to access opportunities while suitably matching workers and jobs.

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    Essay

    Education and Employment Should Be One System, Not Two

    Jan 7, 2020

    Too many American workers aren't getting the education and training they need to compete in the 21st century. We need to revamp the entire system of educating and employing people. And that system needs to ensure equitable access to opportunities and lifelong learning.

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    Shelly Culbertson

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.A. in public policy and international development, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; B.Phil. in political science and philosophy, University of Pittsburgh; B.S. in mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

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    Grace Gahlon

    Research Assistant
    Education B.A. in mathematics, Boston College; B.A. in human development, Boston College

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    J. Luke Irwin

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H., Unversity of Texas Health Science Center; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in neurobiology, University of Texas

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    Jonah Kushner

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P., The University of Chicago; B.A. in political science, Reed College

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    Madeline Nightingale

    Senior Analyst
    Education D.Phil. in social policy, University of Oxford; M.Sc. in comparative social policy, University of Oxford; B.Sc. in social anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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    Zhan Okuda-Lim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; Ed.M. in education policy and management, Harvard Graduate School of Education; A.B. in public and international affairs, Princeton University

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    Susan M. Sohler Everingham

    Director, Innovation Architecture; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in applied mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in mathematics and biology, Williams College

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    Laura Stelitano

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in learning sciences and policy, University of Pittsburgh; M.Ed. in special education, George Mason University; B.A. in anthropology, Saint Vincent College

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    Sarah Weilant

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, American University

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