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From Pew: Millennials and Education

Millennials are the nation’s most educated generation in history in terms of finishing college. But despite the stereotype that today’s recent college graduates are largely underemployed, the data show that this generation of college grads earns more than ones that came before it.


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Like phones and electricity, everyone will require broadband access in 21st century

From Brookings 

Over the last five years, the concept of the technology-driven “smart city” has captured the imagination of public, private, and nonprofit leaders alike. Yet for the rapid rise in interest, smart city deployments have failed to meet both private sector firms’ adoption ambitions and the public sector’s expectations for impact. Against this backdrop, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and Barcelona’s ESADE Business School brought together officials from cities throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States to better understand the promise and practice for smart cities around the world today.

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Pew Charitable Trusts: 2014 State of the News Media



In many ways, 2013 and early 2014 brought a level of energy to the news industry not seen for a long time. Even as challenges of the past several years continue and new ones emerge, the activities this year have created a new sense of optimism – or perhaps hope – for the future of American journalism. – See more

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21st Century Public Transit

This is what fantasy plans for 21st century public transit should look like

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#WorkTriangle: America’s new brainpower cities

America’s new brainpower cities

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#Workforce: “Not your Father’s STEM job” Women with #STEM degrees are revolutionizing STEM careers

Much has been written about the need to encourage women to embark on careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—and fill the demand for future STEM employment. 


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