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Opportunity Index Covered in Univision [SPANISH]

En Estados Unidos existe la creencia compartida de que no importa lo humilde que seas, con trabajo duro y perseverancia, se pueden mejorar las perspectivas en la vida y dar a nuestros hijos la oportunidad de un futuro seguro y productivo.

You Did Your Part, Now Congress Must Do Theirs

The Huffington Post   •  
The global economy demands that American workers have some form of postsecondary degree or industry-recognized credential. But we are not preparing enough students to meet the demands for middle-skill and high-skilled jobs.

Student jobs, internships abound

The Gazette   •  
Experts say the abundance of employment and internship options available to Iowa students could be a reflection of a rebounding economy and the result of renewed efforts by the universities to establish relationships with employers.

Opportunity Gap Narrows in Mississippi

The Hechinger Report   •  
The latest national survey that looks at the ability of young people to better their lives through economic opportunity and education comes with some good news for Mississippi: More students are graduating from high school and more people are going to college. But even with these positive measures of upward mobility, the state lags behind much of the nation in key areas, according to the 2014 “Opportunity Index.”

These Are The States Where Kids Have The Best Opportunities In Education

The Huffington Post   •  
The index ranks the best areas for educational opportunity, based on on-time high school graduation rates, the percentage of adults with an associate's degree or higher -- and on preschool enrollment rates. And while the report found that levels of opportunity in America have improved overall since 2011, that accomplishment has not been the case for getting kids enrolled in preschool.

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