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Montana Department of Commerce Awards Business Planning, Job Creation, and Workforce Training Grants to Seven Montana Communities

“We know that sustainable, good-paying jobs are at the core of creating financial resiliency for Montanans. That’s why Commerce will continue to assist local Montana businesses in creating more good-paying jobs for Montana workers,” said Montana Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

“The Enrollment Cliff” – The incredible shrinking future of college

In four years, the number of students graduating from high schools across the country will begin a sudden and precipitous decline, due to a rolling demographic aftershock of the Great Recession.

US students lost decades of progress in math, reading. Could this strategy be the solution?

In much of the country, the disruptions caused by COVID erased decades of academic progress. Intensive, small-group tutoring during the school day is, research shows, one of the most effective strategies for catching kids up.

Broadband rollout gets local workshops in Montana – Butte: Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., La Quinta Inn, Holiday Park Drive

With one out of every four Montanans lacking an internet subscription of any kind, the state Department of Administration is researching where to deploy $266 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act for improving broadband service.

Broadband rollout gets local workshops in Montana – Missoula: Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, 100 Madison St.

With one out of every four Montanans lacking an internet subscription of any kind, the state Department of Administration is researching where to deploy $266 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act for improving broadband service.

Broadband rollout gets local workshops in Montana – Havre: Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. Best Western Plus, 1425 Hwy. 2 NW

The town hall meetings in Missoula as well as Butte, Havre and Miles City will bring together community leaders, internet service providers, stakeholder groups, school, library and health care workers and the general public for review of grant proposals and next review steps.

Broadband rollout gets local workshops in Montana – Miles City: Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. Sleep Inn, 1006 S. Hayes Ave.

The town hall meetings in Missoula as well as Butte, Havre and Miles City will bring together community leaders, internet service providers, stakeholder groups, school, library and health care workers and the general public for review of grant proposals and next review steps.

UC Berkeley is No. 1 public school for startup founders in 2022 Pitchbook rankings

“That Berkeley is right at the top of the world’s universities for funded startups again will not be a surprise to many,” said Berkeley Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer Rich Lyons. “We have the geography, we have the culture, we have the width, breadth and scale. How the campus ecosystem has developed over the last 20 years tells our story.”

“You can’t win the war on social media. Just don’t engage. Don’t engage in the public battles because that’s just feeding the beast,” Jonathan Haidt tells 60 Minutes.

No phones in middle school.  No social media till high school.  It can be done.

Kevin Costner hosts series exploring Yellowstone at 150 years old – “Yellowstone One-Fifty” – November 20.

The four one-hour episodes premier with the first one broadcast on Sunday, Nov. 20. The other segments will be released consecutively on the platform throughout its debut week.