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• The Austin Business Journal reports that H-E-B CEO Charles Butt "is making a $100 million investment in the future of Texas education. His donation will help create The Holdsworth Center in Austin as a training academy for public school administrators, to support current principals and superintendents as well as groom the next generation of education leaders."

According to the story, "The Holdsworth Center’s first classes will begin in June. Sixteen school districts have been invited to apply, including Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD, and six will be chosen in March. In the future, the application process will open to all districts. A commitment to human capital and talent development and a strong alignment of vision among top administrators are among the qualities desired by Holdsworth executives."


• McDonald's has announced two new limited edition menu items in the Big Mac family - a Mac Jr., which does not have the middle bun and only has one beef patty, and the Grand Mac, which is described as being an enormous version of the Big Mac with 860 calories (the original has 540 calories).

Bloomberg writes that McDonald's is offering the new versions in an attempt to revitalize the 50-year old Big Mac. "Last year an internal company memo revealed that only 20 percent of millennials had even tried a Big Mac," which is when "McDonald’s decided it was time for a makeover."
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