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Today, the state set some fairly ambitious goals today: it wants three of every five employed Texans to have college degrees within fifteen years. We’re not close now.  The Commissioner of Higher Education explains.

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The mayors of Dallas, Fort Worth and three other North Texas cities got together on Thursday with a single purpose – to tackle what’s known as the “skills gap.” A booming economy is producing jobs, but the mayors say too few people are coming out of school with the skills to do those jobs.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year. But in Dallas, there’s a problem.

Nearly half of the recent job openings required a bachelor’s degree, but only one-third of the population had one.

YouthSpark, an education effort from Microsoft, is designed to shrink the job gap.