Monthly Archives: November 2013

State Performance-Based Funding Has Little Effect on College Completion

State Performance-Based Funding Has Little Effect on College Completion Efforts to make university funding dependent on performance outputs have done little to increase degree completion rates, according to researchers from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). … Continue reading

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U.S. Metro Entrepreneurship Has Not Yet Recovered from Recession, Finds Kauffman

U.S. Metro Entrepreneurship Has Not Yet Recovered from Recession, Finds Kauffman In conjunction with its annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation has released a report tracking per capita startup rates in 40 select U.S. metropolitan areas since 2006. The … Continue reading

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State Performance-Based Funding Has Little Effect on College Completion

State Performance-Based Funding Has Little Effect on College Completion Efforts to make university funding dependent on performance outputs have done little to increase degree completion rates, according to researchers from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). … Continue reading

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Surpluses Abound in Many States, but Deficits Projected on the Horizon

Surpluses Abound in Many States, but Deficits Projected on the Horizon An improved fiscal picture emerged for many states in 2013 with several states recently reporting year-end surpluses. Revenue growth and modified tax policies largely contributed to the rebound. Some … Continue reading

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Major Job Training Grants for Youth

Major Job Training Grants for Youth! Youth CareerConnect Program POSTED: 11/19/2013 FUNDING SOURCE: DOL ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits, LEAs, and WIAs/WIBs $ AVAILABLE: $100,000,000 GRANTS AVAILABLE: 40 MAX GRANT SIZE: $7,000,000 DEADLINE: 1/27/2014 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.doleta.gov/ycc/pdf/Youth_Career_Connect_SGA_13-01.pdf DESCRIPTION: Grants to provide high school … Continue reading

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Web-based Platform Connects Manufacturers with Technology Expertise in NY

Web-based Platform Connects Manufacturers with Technology Expertise in NY Manufacturers often struggle with overcoming hurdles to growth, such as implementing new technologies and processes that will streamline operations. A new web-based platform launched in New York aims to address these … Continue reading

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White House Showcases Potential of Maker Movement to Boost Local Manufacturing

White House Showcases Potential of Maker Movement to Boost Local Manufacturing Last week the White House hosted a Google Hangout on the American Maker Movement and highlighted some dynamic programs that are turning the Maker Movement into a legitimate economic … Continue reading

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