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Cornell University, Engineering Management PSM

Program to Watch
The Master’s in Engineering Management program at Cornell University is a one year coursework and project-oriented program offered through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ...More

Lessons in Education Philanthropy: Proceedings from BHEF's Inaugural Institute for Strategic Investment in Education

BHEF Publications
The event convened over 45 corporate and private philanthropic leaders and education leaders for two and a half days to explore how best to leverage corporate philanthropic monies to maximize the impact on education. ...More

Aligning Education and Workforce Goals to Foster Economic Development--Proceedings from Cities for Success: A BHEF Leadership Summit

BHEF Publications
Across the United States, civic leaders from all sectors are working avidly to identify education and workforce strategies that can bolster regional economic development. One notable success story is found in Louisville, Kentucky, where a broad coalition of local leaders identified powerful educational improvement strategies and then successfully mobilized the community around those strategies. ...More

Improving Education Through Collaboration: A Case Study of the Long Beach Seamless Education Partnership

BHEF Publications
Across the country, cities and regions have used cross-sector collaboration by business, higher-education, P-12, and community leaders to improve education. Although regional leaders take different approaches to this challenge, the most successful communities engage all sectors and align their efforts around common goals. ...More

Long Beach Education Partnership

Regional Effort
Originally formed in 1994, the Long Beach Education Partnership is comprised of Long Beach’s K-12, community college, and four year education systems. ...More

A Primer for Addressing Workforce Needs

March 21st, 2011
By Dan O’Connell, President and CEO, Massachusetts Competitiveness Partnership
I had the honor of attending the Business-Higher Education Forum’s (BHEF) recent semi-annual meeting at the invitation of BHEF Chair and Raytheon Company Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson. It was a fascinating gathering of CEOs, prominent college and university presidents, and other leaders, who emphasized that the demands of the global economy have fundamentally transformed corporations and increased the competitive challenges facing U.S. businesses, the economy, and the workforce. ...More

Freshman Research Initiative

Program to Watch
Provides first-year college students rigorous science research opportunities to foster a devotion to STEM disciplines, and prepare students for the workforce and graduate school. ...More

Cyber Security Program, The Science Center at Pinellas County

Program to Watch
A fifteen-week certification program designed to train students to protect our economic and national security. ...More

BHEF Des Moines Member-led Local Project

Regional Effort
Dedicated leadership makes Des Moines fertile ground for an effort that ties a big community vision to economic and education goals. ...More

Waiting for Sputnik

December 17th, 2010
By Brian K. Fitzgerald, Executive Director, BHEF
Last week, the Lumina Foundation convened a wide array of education policy leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges of meeting the foundation’s “Big Goal” of increasing the proportion of Americans holding high-quality certificates and degrees to 60% in 15 years. In the opening session of the meeting, several participants stated that “we need a Sputnik moment” —some catalyst to provoke change. ...More

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