Albert Bozzo is senior news editor in charge of features and specials at CNBC.com. Most recently he was executive producer and director of video programming at Forbes.com. In the past seven years, Bozzo has held senior news room positions at several Internet sites. In addition, he spent 15 years in financial TV, including a variety of senior positions at CNN and Bloomberg in London and New York. Bozzo is the recipient of such industry awards as CableACE and Overseas Press Club. He holds degrees from Beloit College and Columbia University.
From Nebraska to Oregon to Pennsylvania to New York, cities, schools and not-for-profit organizations are responding to kids' interest in the subject well before they enter college.
In a word, the tech rankings this year are stunning, with a major shake-up of the top ten. California falls from the top, while two other states join the elite.
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The bottom five are familiar, but three East Coast states fall into the bottom 10 in our latest rankings.
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