College grads want to get out of Boston, Fed study finds [Boston Business Journal] Brain drain, it seems, is not just a Philly problem. “Senior economist Alicia Sasser Modestino, who is with the New England Public Policy Center, authored the report, which explored graduate retention rates nationwide. Modestino found that 64 percent of the 2008 graduates still lived in New England a year after graduation, which she said is the lowest retention rate in the nation.”
Washington Twp. student’s Google Doodle wins national prize [Philadelphia Inquirer] “”My Best Day Ever” was the theme of this year’s national Doodle 4 Google contest, and when Sewell seventh grader Maria Iannone heard back in April that her artwork had been selected as her state’s winner, that was a very good day indeed. This week was even better. On Tuesday, at a fete for the state finalists at Google’s Manhattan offices, Maria learned she was one of five national winners.”
King of Prussia transportation website aims to reduce congestion [PlanPhilly] “connectKOP.com is a one-stop shop for information on King of Prussia’s transportation options. The site, KOP-BID hopes, will get drivers out of their cars and onto bikes, public transit and the soon-to-launch employee shuttle. ”
Cerf Pulls Plug on Online Charter Schools [NJ Spotlight] “[New Jersey]State Education Commissioner Chris Cerf yesterday told the organizers of two proposed online charter schools that he would not grant them the final approval needed to open next fall.”
Below, watch a PSA about Philly KEYSPOT, the public-private initiative to bridge the digital divide.
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