Of all our economic development strategies, education is the one with the greatest return on investment. Investment in the education of Maine people creates lifelong learners, opens pathways to promising careers, and produces civically engaged citizens. Our annual Education Indicators report is a trusted, nonpartisan resource developed to better understand Maine’s entire education system—early childhood through postsecondary. Our focus is on the ten Indicators we have identified which we believe best measure Maine’s educational performance. The ten Indicators that we measure follow the path of each Maine child as he or she grows and learns. Read our newest report now:
Educate Maine, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and the Maine Development Foundation are proud to present you with Making Maine Work: Critical Investments for the Maine Economy 2018. The goals and recommendations within this report were informed by over 1,000 respondents to a survey of employers and business leaders statewide. That survey asked them to identify the top priorities for the next governor and legislative leadership. It is not an exhaustive list of issues - it is a focused list of the top priorities for Maine employers. It is no surprise that workforce - skills and size - were at the top of that list!
This policy brief series focuses on individual indicators within the larger report and presents recommendations for strategies and actions that will improve outcomes. By design, the recommendations do not represent the full list of possible best practices, but rather focus on a few selected strategies with high return for Maine people. This policy brief series is brought to you through a partnership between Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.