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Editorial: Education reform big, bold, together

Dallas Morning News

Free community college.

That was a big idea laid down by the governor of Tennessee recently, and for the right reasons. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, leads a state with a mediocre college-going rate. Improving those numbers would upgrade that state’s workforce and, therefore, its economy. Tennessee’s proposal is a dramatic gesture intended to spur action.

Texas has similar challenges that require dramatic measures. Despite steady gains in producing college graduates, we still occupy low and middling rungs nationally on educational attainment. The competition is stiff out there...

Business and Education Leaders Collaborate at Collin College Forum

Allen American

collincollegeWhat is the role of the business community in public education?

That was the question area business and education leaders set out to answer Wednesday during the Collin County Business Alliance’s inaugural education summit, hosted by Collin College. The general consensus was that collaboration between businesses and schools, as well as neighboring school districts, would be beneficial...

CCBA and Collin College Hosted First Education Summit

CCBA_mckinneyonline_educationsummitMcKinney Online

Joining forces to address critical education issues facing the region, Collin County business and academic leaders participated in the first-ever Collin County Education Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Collin College Higher Education Center in McKinney. The event was co-hosted by the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) and Collin College.

Attendees of the event included local superintendents, school board presidents, university and college presidents, legislators, mayors, city staff and CEOs of major companies...

Collin County Business, School Leaders Collaborate on Education

Dallas Morning News

From preschool to college, Collin County needs a focused way for schools, businesses and legislators to work together on the area’s education issues.

That was the consensus at an education summit sponsored by the Collin County Business Alliance on Wednesday. Area superintendents, college presidents, business executives and elected officials gathered at Collin College to brainstorm...