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Email from General Colin L. Powell and Alma J. Powell: "Let's reinvent high school."

November 10, 2015

General Colin L. Powell and Alma J. Powell sent the following message to the White House email list on high school graduation rates in America. Didn't get General Powell's email? Sign up for email updates here.

We want to talk to you about our nation’s high schools for a moment.

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Mission Global: Vets Go Global Initiative Assists and Empowers Veteran-Owned Businesses to Expand in International Markets

November 10, 2015

Guest blog post by Murat Muftari, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. Muftari is also a former U.S. Special Forces soldier.
“History has shown that when you give veterans an opportunity to succeed, they go above and beyond. And we as a nation owe them those opportunities to succeed,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald when recently announcing the expansion of the Veterans Economic Opportunity Initiative – a collaborative initiative to increase economic opportunities for veterans.

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Chart of the Week: More Students Are Graduating On Time

November 10, 2015

All students -- no matter their zip code -- deserve schools that help them learn the skills they need to compete in today's global economy. That's why the Department of Education has called for directing greater attention and resources to our lowest-performing high schools to ensure more students have the opportunity to graduate and carry on through college.

Thanks to President Obama's efforts and the work of young people, educators, community leaders, and business leaders across the country, high school graduation rates are rising. Take a look:

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Scholarly Entrepreneur: How one woman turned her masters’ thesis into a successful IT company

November 10, 2015

November is Entrepreneurship Month and a perfect time to highlight the 2015 Minority Enterprise Development Week MBE of the Year: Ideal Systems Solutions Inc. ISSI is one of the fastest-growing information technology providers in the United States, serving federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, system integrators, prime contractors, and commercial entities.

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Taking a Look at Veterans Across America

November 10, 2015

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Random Samplings Blog
As we celebrate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day, many Americans may want to learn more about the veterans who live in and around their area. Last week the Census Bureau released a series of infographics detailing characteristics of veterans within each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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Joining Forces to Help Veterans Transition

November 10, 2015

When the First Lady and Dr. Biden launched Joining Forces, they challenged people across the country to ask themselves one simple question: “What can I do to honor veterans and military families who have given us so much?” Today, one day before our nation pauses to honor Veterans Day, the White House and Joining Forces would like to highlight a few of the many answers to that question.

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Resources for Veterans: Start Your Veteran-Owned Small Business

November 10, 2015

After years of service, more and more veterans are taking the leap into business ownership.  Veterans are 45% more...

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Top 10 Financial Tools for Small Business Owners

November 10, 2015

Many times financial tools are overlooked as a way to help increase a company’s bottom line. Financial tools have the ability to transform a company’s operations, improve productivity, reduce...

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Announcing the Commerce Data Service

November 09, 2015

The Department of Commerce provides valuable services and data products that fuel the modern technology services Americans rely on every day.  These data sets include information on technological innovation from the Patent and Trademark Office, demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, export data from the International Trade Administration, and information on natural phenomena from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  This is why we call the Department of Commerce "America's Data Agency." 

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