Merit Blog

How Transparent, Proactive, and Explainable Data Makes for Better Informed Decision-Making in Government

Government data is integral to government programs' success and carries higher consequences than industry data. While industry data issues can result in a million dollars in damage and lost jobs, government data mistakes can lead to a trillion...

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Changing Lives: How Merit + Snowflake Connected 120K Students to Critical Education Funding

Major government programs are choosing Merit and Snowflake to elevate initiatives and enhance mission outcomes for citizens and students. Merit...

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Maximizing Impact: Choosing the Right Technology and Marketplace for Your State's Education Program

As states roll out education programs nationwide, they require robust technology and teams to carry these complex initiatives through the finish...

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Connecting State Agencies and License Holders: The Potential of Licensing Portability Technologies

Moving is one of life’s most stressful experiences. After the exhausting process of packing belongings into cardboard boxes and moving trucks comes...

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Bridging The Workforce Ecosystem: The Power of True Interoperability

We all know the frustration of running an outstanding learning program only to encounter challenges connecting talented individuals with available...

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Optimizing Transitions: The Importance of Warm Handoffs for Education and Workforce Agencies

Connecting learners and job seekers to meaningful pathways requires steady collaboration between education, workforce, and training agencies. When...

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Governor Kelly Announces All Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) Funds Awarded

TOPEKAGovernor Laura Kelly announced today that the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) has awarded all available funds, and the program no...

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Merit Earns Inc. Best in Business 2023 Recognition

Continuing our momentum from last week, Merit has been named one of Inc.’s Best in Business for 2023! We are delighted to be a part of this...

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Kansas Governor Announces KEEP Has Allocated Remaining Funds

TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) has received enough applications to allocate...

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Merit Once Again Named a GovTech 100 Company

Beginning 2024 on a high note – Merit was once again named a GovTech 100 company by Government Technology. The annual and exclusive list honors 100...

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Merit Shares Insights on the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit Program with KOCO News 5

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KOCO) - Applications opened for the new Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit last week. The credit gives families tax cuts of up...

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Being an Excellent Partner to Government Agencies

Six tips for working with government agencies to help improve your community.

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Oklahoma Tax Commission to Accept Parental Choice Tax Credit Applications Beginning December 6th

Eligible Taxpayers can receive up to $7,500 in tax credit for qualified private school expensesThe Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) has announced...

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Jake's Recipe for Startup Success: Leadership Insights from Our COO

Jacob Orrin, our fearless COO, co-founder, and after-hours chef, recently appeared on Doug Noll's "Listening with Leaders" podcast. As a serial...

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What are LERs? Digital Wallets? Key skills-based workforce economy terms explained

There’s been a recent shift to a new skills-based workforce economy and with it comes new terminology. While it can feel a bit overwhelming to keep...

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Enrollment nearing capacity for Kansas program that provides education funds for students

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Enrollment is nearing full capacity for the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP), which provides qualifying parents and...

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There Are So Many Reasons Merit is a Great Place to Work. Here Are Four More.

Merit transforms large-scale government programs through our technology and expert teams. In practice, we tackle the seemingly impossible, like...

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Free money for back to school? You might qualify for KEEP

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - You could have free money coming to help with your kids’ back to school expenses.

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6 Ways Technology Helps Meal Management Accountability During Disasters

The Waffle House Index was coined by Craig Fugate, former administrator of FEMA, to unofficially indicate a storm’s impact and the likely scale of...

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