Archive: September, 2018

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Sep2018
On Friday, September 28, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 6157, the “Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019. Read More

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Sep2018
This week, Congress approved a final Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that will increase funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant by $70 million--bringing the total to nearly $1.263 billion for next school year (2019-20)! Read More

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Sep2018
The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in August, which marked 26 consecutive months of employment growth. Read More

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Sep2018
In a preliminary budget request, the Texas Education Agency revealed it expects the state to put less money into public education next year because of fast-increasing local property values. Read More

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Sep2018
The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area. Read More

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Sep2018
While the president should be commended for his commitment to workforce development, more thought should be applied to the execution of this order, ensuring a localized approach to workforce development rather than a centralized, top-down model. Read More

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Sep2018
High school students who took dual credit classes graduated with a college degree about a year faster than students who didn't, according to data presented to Texas lawmakers Wednesday. Read More

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Sep2018

DACA Decision

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A federal judge in Houston has ruled that the State of Texas can’t end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is good news not only for Texans directly and indirectly affected, but also for the economy. Read More

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Sep2018
Nearly $5 Million awarded to 23 colleges and ISDs to target high-demand jobs. Read More

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Sep2018
Sometimes it's worth taking a look at an old subject through a new lens. For example, to understand why there's a chronic construction labor shortage in Texas, think one word: immigration. Read More

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