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The Importance of Early, Consistent Exposure to STEM Fields

May 04, 2017

The lack of minorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) occupations has been well-documented. A 2015 article by Mother Jones suggested that the combined Black workforce at Google, Twitter and Facebook could fit into a large plane. The National Science Foundation found that the STEM workforce is no more diverse than it was 14 years ago.

Google Success in U.S. Schools Forces Microsoft, Apple to Scramble

May 04, 2017

Microsoft Corp's announcement of a suite of new education products on Tuesday shows the company's determination to reverse a major shift that has taken place in U.S. classrooms in recent years: for most educators and school districts, Google's Chromebook is now the computer of choice.

Can Windows 10S Open The Door To Better STEM Education For Kids?

May 04, 2017

Basically, this OS is a stripped-down version of Windows 10 with a particular eye for the challenges educators face. Schools can configure each computer simply by slotting in a USB stick with a set configuration on it, so redoing them each new school year will be a snap. The biggest compromise is what software you can use with the stripped-down version of the OS. Instead of running all apps, educators will only be able to download and use what’s in the Microsoft Store.

These 5 Big Tech Trends Are Changing the Way We Learn

May 04, 2017

Several technology-driven trends are disrupting education systems around the world. Together, these trends are offering innovative solutions for a flawed system and contributing to more impactful learning experiences.

Cool Toys That Will Inspire Kids To Devote Their Lives To STEM

May 03, 2017

While it’s important that young students are exposed to STEM in a school setting, it’s just as important that they encounter STEM at home. This will encourage them to seek out science and math tracks in school, and will hopefully lead to more diversity in the workforce. One fantastic way to get young minds enthused about STEM is through toys ...

Retired general: Science, math skills are critical to national security

May 02, 2017

I believe that the biggest national security issue we face is that over 70 percent of young people in New York, and nationwide, are not qualified to serve in the military. One in five New York students does not graduate on time from high school, and among those who do graduate and try to join the military, another one in five cannot pass the military's exam for math, literacy and problem-solving.

There's No Snoozing in Class With This Chemistry App

May 02, 2017

While e-books have entered some classrooms, STEM instruction has remained unchanged for nearly as long as the subjects have been taught. With his interactive app, Weinberg, a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, hopes to inspire a new kind of classroom engagement.

Is virtual education the future?

May 01, 2017

For a variety of reasons, families like the Northups have turned to virtual schools for greater flexibility and individualization than a traditional brick-and-mortar school can provide. In Central Louisiana parishes, at least 337 students are served by virtual learning programs, according to enrollment numbers provided by LAVCA and University View Academy.

The 9 best STEM high schools in the US are preparing tomorrow's scientists and tech entrepreneurs

April 30, 2017

New Jersey is home to the best public high school in the US for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), according to the US World & News report. High Technology High School is a 9th through 12th grade school located in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Bayer on Target to Shatter Goal of Providing 1 Million Hands-On Science Experiences for Students in the United States by 2020

April 30, 2017

As the nation celebrates National Volunteer Week, Bayer today said that it will blast through its goal of providing 1 million hands-on science experiences to children in the United States by the year 2020. Since announcing the five-year goal in 2015, which then-President Obama highlighted during remarks on the White House lawn, Bayer has provided an astounding 555,634 engaging science experiences to U.S. students with the goal of stirring the next generation of scientists and innovators.

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