Results

Edge Preparation Engagement Alignment

Birth-20

Ensure every student is prepared to become a successful, productive citizen filled with hope, well-being and engagement in the workforce.

Milestone

Every child is academically, socially and emotionally prepared for post-secondary, work and life

Strategy/Measurement

1. Increase the number of children birth-3 with on-track healthy development
2. Increase the percent of children with preschool experience
3. Increase the percent of K-12 students who are proficient in core subject areas
4. Career/college readiness-align educational training with workforce skills

Milestone

Increase persistence, completion, and reengagement rates in early, secondary and post-secondary education

Strategy/Measurement

1.Increase the number of children birth-3 with on-track healthy development
2.Increase the percent of children with preschool experience
3.Increase the percent of K-12 students who are proficient in core subject areas
4.Career/college readiness-align educational training with workforce skills

Milestone

Align educational outcomes with workforce needs

Strategy/Measurement

1 increase student participation in career relevant learning experiences
2. Grow college enrollment in program areas that support economic development trends

Lifelong Learning

Provide all working age adults an opportunity to maximize their potential through continuing education and skills-based learning to expand their career options and sustainable growth

Milestone

Adults are academically prepared and ready for learning, work and life

Strategy/Measurement

1. Increase the number of children birth-3 with on-track healthy development
2. Increase the percent of children with preschool experience
3.Increase the percent of K-12 students who are proficient in core subject areas
4. Career/college readiness-align educational training with workforce skills

Milestone

Families in Central Iowa are economically self-sufficient

Strategy/Measurement

1. Increase the number of children birth-3 with on-track healthy development
2. Increase the percent of children with preschool experience
3. Increase the percent of K-12 students who are proficient in core subject areas
4. Career/college readiness-align educational training with workforce skills

Milestone

Align educational outcomes with workforce needs

Strategy/Measurement

1. Increase student participation in career-relevant learning experiences
2. Grow adult re-skilling and college enrollment in program areas that support economic development trends
* Increase the number of STEM degrees
* Increase the number of technical certifications/ apprentices

Advocacy

Inform community about legislation, foster public discourse, advocate for best practices in education and EDGE progress updates

Milestone

Develop bold community goals and metrics around the EDGE initiative

Strategy/Measurement

1. Increase the number of children birth-3 with on-track healthy development
2. Increase the percent of children with preschool experience
3. Increase the percent of K-12 students who are proficient in core subject areas
4. Career/college readiness-align educational training with workforce skills

Milestone

Engage the community to create shared vision and goals around education and workforce

Strategy/Measurement

1. Increase the number of children birth-3 with on-track healthy development
2. Increase the percent of children with preschool experience
3. Increase the percent of K-12 students who are proficient in core subject areas
4. Career/college readiness-align educational training with workforce skills

Milestone

Increase awareness and support for EDGE goals by communicating with legislative officials and the executive branch

Strategy/Measurement

1. Analyze all bills and resolutions that impact education and a diversified workforce
2. Identify Iowa legislative advocates and provide them with the tools to communicate with other policy makers to either provide information or achieve a specific outcome on a bill or regulation
3. Educate and recommend curriculum to begin financial literacy for parents and students in early education
4. Promote policies and solutions that treat jobs and strengthen our economy through education to the Iowa legislature and executive branch
5. When needed, develop a grassroots advocacy campaign with targeted messaging to a niche audience