Our region’s long‐term economic success and competitiveness depends on our capacity to develop a talent pool to meet the demands of regional employers.
A Study to Support Significant Growth in the Talent Pipeline for High Demand IT Occupations in the Greater Richmond Region
Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) was contracted by Bridging Richmond and its partners to conduct a study with actual employees in the greater Richmond area to gather information that will lead to the creation of new strategies and activities to support significant growth in the regional pipeline of individuals prepared for high demand IT occupations.
Improving Students’ College Math Readiness: A Review of the Evidence on Postsecondary Interventions and Reforms
This paper reviews current research on the effectiveness of interventions and reforms that seek to improve the math preparedness and success of high school students entering college.
This report addresses the following two research questions: To what extent were better prepared students more likely to enroll directly into credit-bearing English or mathematics courses and earn a grade of C or better? To what extent did better high school academic preparation close gaps in students’ likelihood of enrolling directly into credit-bearing courses and earning a grade of C or better?
Aligning Potential is a study of how well the Capital Region is doing in creating the conditions required for all young people to succeed in the workforce and what the Region can do to increase the odds that youth will set and reach their education and career goals.
Course, Counselor, and Teacher Gaps: Addressing the College Readiness Challenge in High-Poverty High Schools
This paper presents a new analysis of education data on high schools in the 100 largest school districts that highlights the role of inadequate K-12 preparation as a barrier to postsecondary success for students who live in poverty.
The focus of this paper—and the series of which it is a part—is on improving student learning during the crucial period spanning grade 12 and the first year of college in order to build momentum for college success.
This report is focused on the long-term education and business needs of the Bridging Richmond region through 2030.