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The Innovation Premium on Today's Workforce

July 19th, 2012
By Brian K. Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, BHEF
June’s unemployment report suggested the underlying weakness of the recovery from the Great Recession. Yet, the preoccupation in the media on the jobless numbers belies an equally significant problem. While 12 million Americans look for work, more than 3 million jobs remain unfilled. The inability to fill these jobs hits at the core of the U.S. economy and an essential ingredient for competitiveness: innovation. ...More

Corporate Investments in College Readiness and Access

BHEF Publications
This study sets out to understand the extent of corporate support for college readiness and access and the most effective practices major corporations use to support college readiness and access initiatives. ...More

Connecting Undergraduates to STEM Careers

January 5th, 2011
By Brian K. Fitzgerald, Executive Director, BHEF
Today, I had the honor of presenting to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) the actions I, and the Business-Higher Education Forum’s members, believe President Obama should take regarding undergraduate STEM education. ...More

U.S. STEM Education Model

The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), along with partners Raytheon and The Ohio State University’s Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy, are leading a groundbreaking STEM Education & Modeling Project to help increase the number of students who pursue majors and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the disciplines collectively known as STEM. ...More

BHEF Philadelphia Member-led Local Project

Regional Effort
BHEF'­s Philadelphia members are supporting the Philadelphia School Project which will serve as a catalyst and incubator for innovation, best practices, and reform in Philadelphia's schools. ...More

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