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Facing the STEM challenge in education

In this joint op-ed by Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the two call for a focus on STEM education. With its highly educated workforce, vital venture capital community, top-notch hospitals and academic research institutes, and a strong public-private partnership, Greater Boston has made itself the biotech place to be. No wonder, [...]

2018-06-26T16:20:27+00:00June 26th, 2018|The Boston Globe|

Acknowledging the Everyday Trauma in Students’ Lives

Educators for Excellence-Boston's leader calls attention to students living in low-income neighborhoods that experience trauma on a regular basis but never see their issues debated during prime time.  Brandy Fluker-Oakley calls for public attention and school resources to be proportionally and equally allocated for the trauma that so many of our students quietly experience. Full article [...]

2018-06-26T16:14:04+00:00June 26th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Tax Tuesday: Side Hustles

More than 44 million Americans have a side job. That makes their taxes a bit more complicated. Mark Nichols, a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, gives some advice on NECN's recurring Tax Tuesday segment. Watch the clip here.

2018-04-20T14:48:32+00:00April 20th, 2018|NECN|

Boston’s Brand as Tech Destination is Muddled

Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU Software, says Boston’s brand as a tech destination is muddled – unlike Silicon Valley with its customer-facing tech giants and free-spirited venture capitalists. Boston allows itself to be perceived as bland and fragmented in terms of tech. But when you dig a little deeper, it’s clear that Boston is world class [...]

2018-04-20T14:40:03+00:00April 20th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Building a Future With YouthBuild

John Valverde, the YouthBuild CEO describes the non-profit that focuses on unemployed, low-income young adults who earn their high school diplomas while building affordable housing. Plus he shares his own personal and inspirational story-from incarceration to CEO. Full video here

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00July 21st, 2017|NECN|

New public finance funding sources spark transparency concerns

A decreased reliance on bonds to finance capital investments has created a need for more municipal market research tools to analyze alternative forms of public financing, according to industry experts. New issue bonds fell 25% between 2005 and 2016 in nominal dollars, according to the Mergent Fixed Income database presented at the Brookings Institution's sixth [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00July 18th, 2017|Bond Buyer|
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