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(WORKFORCE) NE Moves Quickly on Talent & Innovation Funding Initiative
Nebraska launches the Talent & Innovation Initiative to advance business innovation and strengthen workforce recruitment in the state. The four components of the initiative, which will be overseen by the state's Economic Development Dept., are: InternNebraska, which will create 500 to 750 n...
posted 6/23/11 06:46 AM read complete story
(EDUCATION) MI Pushes Best Practices in Exchange for Increased Funding
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and the state legislatures find an additional $150 million for public schools this fiscal year, but school districts must agree to follow specified district financial best practices to receive a portion. Schools must meet at least four of the five following best pract...
posted 6/3/11 11:32 AM read complete story
(HIGHER EDUCATION) AK Program Rewards High School Students
Alaska creates a performance-based scholarship program for high-performing high school students who complete at least four years of math and science. The Alaska Performance Scholarships (APS) seek to better prepare students for careers and postsecondary education as well as improve high school per...
posted 6/3/11 10:31 AM read complete story
(HIGHER EDUCATION) KS Funds Two Economic Growth Programs
Kansas funds two new initiatives totaling $25.5 million to improve the state's higher education offerings to improve the state's economy. The University Economic Growth Initiative is a $15 million initiative that will fund research in areas seen as critical to growing the state's economy. The fun...
posted 6/3/11 10:30 AM read complete story
(HIGHER EDUCATION) LA Board Votes to Rework Degree Programs
The Louisiana Board of Regents votes to consolidate a significant portion of the state's degree programs in order to streamline offerings, impacting roughly 88% of "low-completer" programs. In total, the board votes to: terminate 109 programs; consolidate 17 programs; consolidate and terminate 172 ...
posted 5/13/11 06:44 AM read complete story
(HIGHER EDUCATION) MA Partnership Focuses on Retention
The Massachusetts government and business community join forces to launch a new internship site, http://www.massitsallhere.com/stayhere, to help keep young talent in the state. The website is a comprehensive statewide internship resource that aims to highlight and increase internship opportunities...
posted 5/13/11 06:43 AM read complete story
(WORKFORCE) Missouri Focuses on Partnerships to Develop Strategic Plan
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) offers a five-year economic development plan, called the "Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth." The plan was developed over a year-long process with input from industry, labor, economic development and higher education leaders representing six regional planning...
posted 4/27/11 06:47 AM read complete story
(HIGHER EDUCATION) MA Funds Community College Connection Program
Massachusetts funds the Community College Connection program, an initiative to make it easier for community college graduates to complete a bachelor's degree at U. of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst. Under this program, certain community college graduates from across the state will be eligible to re...
posted 4/7/11 06:06 AM read complete story
(YOUTH) Louisiana Combines Behavioral Health Funding Resources
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signs an executive order to form a statewide Coordinated System of Care for youth with significant behavioral health needs. By coordinating efforts of four agencies -- the Office of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of H...
posted 3/16/11 06:46 AM read complete story
(EDUCATION) North Dakota Considers Seamless Funding Strategy
North Dakota is considering a streamline education approach to ensure funding meets the goal of improved college graduation rates. A North Dakota House resolution would create a new state department of education to oversee all public education, from early childhood through college. The new departme...
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