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BHEF STEM Higher Education & Workforce Project: Maryland Pilot

Regional Effort
BHEF has launched the STEM Higher Education and Workforce Project to forge new strategic partnerships among business and industry, higher education, and government to strengthen STEM higher education and enhance the STEM workforce. The project seeks to: identify and encourage the scaling of programs, policies, and strategies that deepen the relevance and content of college-level STEM learning; increase enrollment, persistence, and successful graduation of students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities; and increase the alignment of undergraduate STEM education and workforce needs. ...More

STEM Means Jobs

November 28th, 2011
By Jamai Blivin, Chief Executive Officer, Innovate+Educate
Innovate+Educate believes that corporations across the U.S. must be involved in STEM education and must play a key role in advancing STEM education and workforce. ...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

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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

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

Equipping Business and Higher Education Leaders to Catalyze Education Improvement

December 1st, 2010
By Brian K. Fitzgerald, Executive Director, BHEF
Fundamental misalignments across P-12 education, higher education, and the workforce threaten our ability to meet this country’s 21st century education and workforce needs, especially in the highest-demand careers. To address this challenge, I believe that local business and higher education leaders ...More

College-Going Culture Toolkit from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

This toolkit provides resources for promoting a college-going culture in the middle school years. ...More

BHEF Louisville Blueprint for Community Action

Regional Effort
This plan outlines 5 framing goals with accompanying strategies for education improvement. ...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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