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The Higher ED Blog: Best of 2017

As the newly appointed editor of Higher ED, I took a look back to the Best of 2016 post to get an idea for ‘best of’ expectations. Our marvelous More...

The Higher ED Blog: Building a new tool to educate people on what economic developers actually do

Being in economic development, it can be a challenge when your employer doesn’t understand the role that economic developers play, or what value they bring More...

The Higher ED Blog: Come study in Canada (and enjoy progressive policies)

Normally, Higher ED is a platform for sharing economic development knowledge but today, we present an open invitation to progressive Americans (and others) to come More...

Palm Beach County Establishes First-Ever Partnership Between Business and K-20 Educators

West Palm Beach, October 21 – In an unprecedented partnership between industry and education, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County created the Academic More...

Are university degrees still useful?

The idea that a university degree in Canada will automatically get you a prestigious and high paying job has arguably been debunked – leading many More...

Business Development A Never-Ending Job

The city of Boca Raton woke up to the news that a third company, headquartered here, is in merger talks that could impact the venue More...

New survey reveals parents’ misconceptions about STEM careers in manufacturing

Alcoa Foundation and SkillsUSA working together to inform parents about the strong wages and benefits available in manufacturing careers NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ More...

The Higher ED Blog: Women in economic development can have it all, just not all at once

On June 18th, 21 women (and one man) came to downtown Toronto to meet other women in economic development and to learn strategies for surviving More...

Infographic: The future of student loan debt in America

Over the past 30 years, college tuition has increased a whopping 500 percent and now more than 37 million Americans owe a total of $1.2 More...

Early gender gaps drive career choices

A new study released by the ABC’s of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behavior and Confidence says that boys and girls remain deeply divided on More...

FAU, Scripps Florida, Max Planck Announce Plans for Groundbreaking Research and Education Collaboration

JUPITER, Fla. (March 2, 2015) — One of Florida’s leading public research universities and two of the world’s premier research institutions will create one-of-a-kind education More...

Closing education gap will lift economy, a study finds

The United States could add 1.7 percent to its GDP over the next 35 years (creating roughly $900 billion in higher government revenue) by improving More...