Archive | February 21st, 2012

Business Digest: Higher ed failing to train students for work, says businesses

February 21, 2012

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U.S. business leaders are losing faith in the ability of higher education to train the work force of the future. That’s the takeaway from a report entitled “Hiring and Higher Education,” released Feb. 13 by two think tanks, The Committee for Economic Development (CED) in Washington and Public Agenda in New York. The report compiles […]

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Sen. Ed Committee passes charter school legislation

February 21, 2012

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The Senate Education Committee passed the Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2012 this morning. The legislation will now be considered by the Senate. Charter schools are open-enrollment public schools that are freed from some of the rules, regulations and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for accountability for producing certain results. […]

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