[Nesabes] FW: MassINC Invitations & News (June 13, 2007)
cbower at necc.mass.edu
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From: Anne Middle [mailto:amiddle at massinc.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:28 PM
To: Bower, Carol
Subject: MassINC Invitations & News (June 13, 2007)
E-UPDATE: June 13, 2007
* In This Issue
MassINC Key Fact
The average 401(k) balance of households approaching retirement is only
$55,000. About one-quarter of people eligible to participate in pensions
Go to the article. <http://www.massinc.org/index.php?id=216&pub_id=8>
In this Issue
October 4 , 2007: Save the Date for IDEAS Boston 2007 at the Federal
Reserve Bank MORE
The MassINC annual report goes online. MORE
"College Try" MORE
Registration is open for IDEAS Boston 2007, a unique conference that
assembles some of the region's most innovative thinkers from science,
business, the arts, education, technology, public policy, community,
medicine, and more. Join Conference Moderator Tom Ashbrook - host of
NPR's "On Point," sixteen speakers who push the boundaries in their
fields, and a diverse audience of thought-leaders for this incredible
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Click here <http://www.ideasboston.com> or call 617-224-1608 for
registration and conference information.
MassINC is proud to serve as fiscal agent for IDEAS Boston.
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The 2006 MassINC annual report is now online. It provides an overview of
the many special programs and initiatives that marked our 10th
Anniversary year, as well as our ongoing work in research, journalism,
and civic life.
You can download the report as a color PDF file here
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Free tuition at Massachusetts community colleges emerged as a central
feature of Gov. Deval Patrick's ambitious plan for expanded state
spending on education, outlined in his recent commencement address at
the University of Massachusetts-Boston. While tuition costs at the 15
state community colleges are a legitimate concern for many students, it
may not be the biggest challenge facing the two-year campuses, which are
designed to provide a pathway into skilled jobs or higher academic
degrees. At a time when education institutions at all levels are
increasingly being held accountable for outcomes among their students,
the graduation rate at Massachusetts community colleges lags behind the
national average, raising questions about whether they are delivering on
their promise -- to their students and to an economy ever more reliant
on a skilled workforce. The graduation-rate issue was the focus of a
recent state task force, and it is the cover story in the current issue
of CommonWealth. Click here to read "College Try
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