• Education

    Gov. Abbott announces more than $123 million in education funding

    Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas will provide $123.3 million in federal COVID-19 relief money for education. The final round of money from the relief fund came through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, a bill that includes nearly $82 billion in aid for education. Congress initially established the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in March 2020 to provide local educational agencies and higher education institutions with emergency assistance in response to the pandemic.  Through the relief fund, Texas has invested more than $362 million for higher education and $67.5 million for K-12 public education since the beginning…

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  • Jobs

    Company announces new plant in Anderson County opening 120 new jobs

    TO ANDERSON COUNTY PREACHERS MAKES PROTECTIVE PACKAGING. IT’S GOING UPN O MASTERS BOULEVARD IN ANDERSON. THE COMPANY EXPECTSHE T NEW FACILITY TO BE OPERATING BY SEPTEMBER. IT’S AN 80 MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT IF YOU’D LIKE TO APPLY YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR STORY ON. FOUR Company announces new plant in Anderson County opening 120 new jobs Pregis is expected to be operational by September 2021 Updated: 6:12 PM EDT Jul 27, 2021 Pregis, a global manufacturer of protective packaging, announced plans to establish operations in Anderson County. The $80 million investment will create 120 new jobs. “With more than 25 facilities in North America, Pregis serves a wide variety of…

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    Halstatt Real Estate Partners Announces Purchase of The Exchange at Baton Rouge

    NAPLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Halstatt Real Estate Partners, a real estate private equity firm, today announced the purchase of The Exchange at Baton Rouge, a purpose-built student housing complex located at Louisiana State University (LSU). The community features 299 units with 898 bedrooms as well as luxury amenities including a gym, study room, and three resort style pools. Halstatt Real Estate Partners provided equity and partnered with Landmark Properties, one of the premier developers, owners, and operators of student housing in the country. “We remain very committed to purpose-built student housing. This asset class has proven to be recession resilient and recently experienced distress due to COVID, making way for some attractive…

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  • Online School

    University School of Nashville Announces Online Chef Showcases

    University School of Nashville annually hosts popular evening classes which are an entertaining way to help out the school’s need-based scholarship endowment while learning at the same time. Always among the most popular offerings are the cooking classes offered by local chefs and presented either in local restaurants or in the kitchens of some really nice homes donated by volunteers. I’ll bet I’ve taken at least two dozen of these classes through the years without ever encountering a clunker. Plus, you get to eat what you learn. This year, cramming a bunch of hungry students into a restaurant kitchen or in some stranger’s house is pretty much a no-go, so…

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  • Education

    RISD Continuing Education Announces 140-plus Online Courses This Spring

    Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education is excited to announce over 140 online courses for adults and teens this spring, including RISD’s Advanced Program for High School Students. RISD CE Certificate Programs are now being offered 100{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} online. Continuing Education students at Rhode Island School of Design can take online classes from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. Courses are taught by professional artists, designers, and makers. RISD CE is open admission — everyone is welcome. Online courses can be taken for personal or professional enrichment, and many can also be taken as part of a RISD CE Online Certificate Program. Designed for students…

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  • Jobs

    Spartanburg Co. announces new business, promising 450 new jobs

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — Spartanburg County is set to be home to a new facility for an internationally recognized company. The partnership, nicknamed, “Project Replay,” was announced Monday at a county council meeting, where the first of three readings to grant the company a reduced tax rate took place. The company promises a $380 million dollar investment in the county and 450 new high-paying jobs. “Project Replay is going to touch everybody in Spartanburg County in some way,” County Council Vice Chairman David Britt said. Because the county and the company are under a nondisclosure agreement, the company’s name has not yet been released. According to Britt, the company has…

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    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces reversal of some state education cuts

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine is restoring some of the state education money that he said last year would be cut, he announced via an executive order on Friday. Last year, in the early days of the coronavirus crisis, DeWine cut about $776 million from the state’s general operating budget for 2020, including $300 million in cuts to K-12 school funding and $110 million in cuts to higher education funding. Those cuts set a new, lower baseline for state education funding for 2021. But under the new order, DeWine is restoring $160 million in funding to schools this year, and $100 million to higher education. So in other words,…

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