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Investing in Skills, Investing in People's Dreams

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

As we continue our work to accelerate this economic recovery and restore broad-based prosperity, one of our most critical tasks is to empower American workers with the skills they need to succeed in 21st-century jobs.

Oregon's Entrepreneur Environment Set to Explode

Mike Green | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Mike Green

Deep within Oregon's growing Silicon Forest is a quiet convergence of national and local policymakers, small business owners, corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors and others all seeking local solutions to the economic challenges of job growth.

Nearly 900 Districts Vie For $400 Million In Federal Ed Grants

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Nearly 900 school districts across the nation intend to apply for a slice of close to $400 million in grants that the U.S. Education Departme...

Questions Abound As Districts Shift To Merit Pay For Teachers

| Scott Elliott and Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. If your child's teacher seems a little bit on edge this year, it might not be your imagina...

Federal Investments in Scientific Research Must Remain a Priority

Michael Ham | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science
Michael Ham

Pages of facts and statistics cannot adequately describe the impact research has on the lives of everyday Americans and the necessity of federal science funding.

Andrea Stone

Homeland Security Budget Cuts Leaving Cities On Their Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed in 2007, a specially equipped urban search and rescue team based in the Twin Cities respo...

Hawaii Chided For 'Unsatisfactory' Race To The Top Performance

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- An Education Department official on Wednesday admonished Hawaii for its "unsatisfactory" performance under a $75 million federal grant t...

Q&A: Local Debt-Ceiling Repercussions? County Layoffs, Delays

Richmond Heights, MO Patch | Nate Birt | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

In light of the Tuesday deadline for Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch spoke with St. Louis County's chief op...

Tiny Towns Spend Big Bucks On Lobbyists

OpenSecrets.org | Zachary Newkirk | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

From OpenSecrets Blog: Eighteen months ago, the tiny Alaskan city of Galena faced its demise. The municipal government couldn't make payroll. And r...

New York State Lawmakers Just Failed Public School Kids

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Juli Charkes

They blew it. When New York State Legislators barely made yesterday's deadline to submit an application for federal "Race to the Top" education grant...