That’s why economic development strategies tops the list of priorities in support of high paying jobs in high-poverty areas and support for retraining displaced workers using a combination of community colleges, workforce boards and private employers. Read more.
A summer of delay and inconsistency from state political and education leaders left Texas schools little time to prepare for an academic year with millions of students learning from home. Now many of those kids are failing through no fault of their own. Read more.
The Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, a joint endeavor among the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), today released its latest report to Gov. Greg Abbott. Read more.
The Texas flagship university is seeing an increase in low-income enrollment at a time when many higher education experts are worried that the most vulnerable students are putting their educations on hold. Read more.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and 10 Southeast Asian economies. It’s the world's largest in terms of the amount of gross product covered, slightly above the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) according to most estimates. Read more.
This week, election officials certified the passage of three ballot measures that will help the nation’s seventh largest city provide cutting-edge job training, public transportation to their new jobs and quality pre-kindergarten programs for their kids. Read more.
The state will use $420 million in CARES Act funding to reimburse Texas school districts for laptops and mobile wifi hotspots they purchased to help students with remote learning, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday. Read more.