ECE Works! In the News:

From KPCC: Family friendly companies make parenting a little easier 

"In the radio feature, hear Professor Bloom talk more about his research and results. Bloom says while his study found that family-friendly companies did not increase in profitability, nor did it cost them anything to allow this flexibility to employees with children. Also hear UPS chief executive, Noel Massie, describe why it makes economic sense for his parcel delivery company to be as family friendly as possible."

From The Washington Post: Study: D.C. is the best-educated big city in America

"Now, economist William Yu at UCLA provides another data point. In a study for First 5 LA’s Early Childhood Education conference set to be released in a few days, he constructed a “city human capital index” or CHCI that measures the average amount of schooling attained in a given city, county or metropolitan area, as recorded by the Census Bureau."

From Crain's Cleveland BusinessCleveland's not at the head of the class, but it's not at the back either

"In Prof. Yu's study of the 30 largest metro areas, Cleveland ranked No. 20 with a score of 132, or a bit more than 13 years of school. That's below peer cities such as St. Louis, Cincinnati and Detroit, but it's better than Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, Dallas, Los Angeles, Houston and other places generally thought to be more conducive to knowledge workers and economic growth."

From In the Capital: DC Paves the Way as the Best-Educated Big City in the Nation

“The statistics, which have been recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau, predict how much education those under the age of 25 are likely to attain according to elementary and secondary school enrollment rates and college enrollment in the region. With each year of schooling equivalent to ten points, D.C. dominates its competition with a score of 140.5.”

From The Falls Church News Press: City of F.C. ‘Best Educated in the U.S.’

"A new statistical methodology to assess “human capital” trends in the U.S. was reported in the Washington Post web edition Wednesday, and it showed that the Washington D.C. area leads the nation, followed distantly by New York and Los Angeles, in a “city human capital index” developed by economist William Yu at UCLA. "

From the California Economic Summit: Early childhood education has bigger impact on California economy than you think

"California is adding jobs rapidly if not more rapidly than any other place in the United States," said Jerry Nikelsburg of the UCLA Anderson Forecast. "But unemployment remains high because the people who are displaced are from jobs that are not coming back. The jobs that are coming back are those in, say, manufacturing, where different skills are needed. We have a mismatch. Looking forward we need to focus on early childhood education—for skills that are needed for the 21st-century workforce—cognitive skills, association skills, skills required for working in an environment heavily dependent on computerization for that task."