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IN busca cerrar brecha de logros educativos y apunta al 60% para 2025

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024   

Los últimos hallazgos de un informe que rastrea el nivel de educación posterior a la escuela secundaria muestran que Indiana va ligeramente por detrás del promedio nacional.

Stronger Nation de la Fundación Lumina utiliza datos hasta 2022. Encuentra que si bien los Hoosiers han logrado un notable aumento de 20 puntos desde que comenzó el seguimiento en 2009, todavía cae un punto porcentual completo por debajo del promedio nacional de 54,3%. Courtney Brown es vicepresidenta de impacto y planificación de Lumina. Ella explica que casi un tercio de los habitantes de Hoosier sólo tienen un certificado de escuela secundaria.

"Indiana es un estado interesante porque el año pasado experimentaron un gran aumento en sus credenciales a corto plazo, y este año disminuyeron. No le daría mucho significado a un año, pero deberían analizar detenidamente sus datos para trabajar en los logros en Indiana," insistió además la entrevistada.

Brown dice que el objetivo de Stronger Nation es alcanzar una tasa de logro educativo del 60% para el año 2025. El compromiso del estado para alcanzar este objetivo significa no solo mantener las tasas actuales de logro, sino también un esfuerzo concertado para aumentar la inscripción en programas que conducen a diversas credenciales más allá de la escuela secundaria.

Brown argumenta que todas las razas y etnias están disfrutando de aumentos, pero en Indiana y en todo el país persiste una brecha de equidad.

"Si bien hemos logrado un progreso increíble hacia eso (nos estamos acercando cada vez más), todavía vemos persistentes brechas de equidad con los estadounidenses negros e hispanos en un extremo del espectro y los estadounidenses blancos y asiáticos en el otro," enfatizó también Brown.

El viaje de Indiana hacia una tasa de logro educativo del 60% para 2025 requerirá un enfoque proactivo para alinear su fuerza laboral con las demandas del mercado laboral en evolución y un compromiso con el avance educativo y profesional de sus residentes.

Apoyo para esta historia fue proporcionado por la Fundación Lumina.


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