Collin County is booming. Those of us who live here and do business here see it firsthand as we watch the massive influx of top-notch retailers, service businesses, home builders and professionals into Plano, Frisco, McKinney and so many other great cities.
But with growth comes growing pains. As the Dallas Morning News’ Brandon Formby reported in its May 24 story, ensuring Collin County has the transportation infrastructure to support rapid, substantial growth is a concern. Similarly, Formby pointed to the pressing need for additional quality schools in these high-growth cities, quoting Frisco Mayor Maher Maso as saying: “The secret isn’t in chasing numbers, but in providing ‘the quality of services and education’ that people want…Seventeen years ago, we had five schools…Today, we have 61.”
DALLAS – June 10, 2015 – On Friday, June 26, the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) will host its annual Mayoral Summit featuring keynote speaker and author of The Solution Revolution, William D. Eggers, a six-person mayoral panel discussion with mayors from Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Wylie, and business-government round tables.Read More
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Collin County is one of fastest growing counties in the country. With a population that is growing, the demand for quality education becomes even greater. That's why Collin County Business Alliance recently partnered with Collin College for an Education Summit.
Dallas Morning News
Free community college.
That was a big idea laid down by the governor of Tennessee recently, and for the right reasons. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, leads a state with a mediocre college-going rate. Improving those numbers would upgrade that state’s workforce and, therefore, its economy. Tennessee’s proposal is a dramatic gesture intended to spur action.
Texas has similar challenges that require dramatic measures. Despite steady gains in producing college graduates, we still occupy low and middling rungs nationally on educational attainment. The competition is stiff out there...
What is the role of the business community in public education?
That was the question area business and education leaders set out to answer Wednesday during the Collin County Business Alliance’s inaugural education summit, hosted by Collin College. The general consensus was that collaboration between businesses and schools, as well as neighboring school districts, would be beneficial...
Joining forces to address critical education issues facing the region, Collin County business and academic leaders participated in the first-ever Collin County Education Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Collin College Higher Education Center in McKinney. The event was co-hosted by the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) and Collin College.
Attendees of the event included local superintendents, school board presidents, university and college presidents, legislators, mayors, city staff and CEOs of major companies...
Dallas Morning News
From preschool to college, Collin County needs a focused way for schools, businesses and legislators to work together on the area’s education issues.
That was the consensus at an education summit sponsored by the Collin County Business Alliance on Wednesday. Area superintendents, college presidents, business executives and elected officials gathered at Collin College to brainstorm...
Dallas Morning News
When Sanjiv Yajnik tries to recruit a potential employee to his Captial Ones’ Plano campus, he always expects to hear one question: “What are the schools like?” So it’s no surprise that a group of local business leaders focused on improving Collin County would take a keen interest in education. In addition to Yanjik’s duties as president of Capital One’s financial services division, he is also chairman of the Collin County Business Alliance. That group of local CEOs and other executives celebrated its one-year anniversary this week. At a celebration commemorating the milestone, the group indicated that Collin County’s schools will be a key focus for year two...