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  • Healthy Competition Teaches College and Career Readiness

      Last week we posted a story on emerging applications of entrepreneurship in education. This week, we’ll highlight a more traditional program—one that’s promoted entrepreneurship and business skills in Missouri’s schools for more than 65 years: DECA. DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management, and its competitions—which happen at the district and state level—give students a chance to practice those skills in an environ...

  • Missouri A+ Program May Face Cutbacks

    The Missouri Department of Higher Education has announced that there may be a reduction in the number of credit hours eligible for A+ Program reimbursement in the spring semester of 2015. The possible cutbacks in A+ funding are part of Governor Jay Nixon’s attempts to keep the Missouri General Revenue budget in balance. 12,000 students received A+ funding in the 2012-13 school year, and that number is expected to hit 15,000 in the 2014-15 school year.

  • Students, Education, & Entrepreneurs Can Win At Startup Weekend

      This January, a unique chance to rethink education comes to Kansas, City, Missouri. The event, called Startup Weekend, offers participants a unique set of opportunities to launch and scale endeavors centered on improving education outcomes. (source) From January 23rd through January 25th, 2015, passionate educators, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers will come together on a mission to create the best learning opportunities for others.

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