Education

New Analysis of Personalized Learning Programs Shows Reading Gains for Chicago Students

March 19, 2018

The private, charter, and traditional public schools studied are part of a Chicago cohort that’s been working with LEAP Innovations, a national personalized learning organization, to individualize student instruction by pairing schools with education technology and coaches who help teachers reimagine their instruction and classroom design.

Nonprofit Will Issue 'Digital Badges' for Science Units That Align With Standards

March 19, 2018

The nonprofit group Achieve, which advocates for better standards and assessments, has launched an interesting new initiative that brings together several trends: curricular alignment, digital badges or credentials, and open educational resources. The initiative is meant to respond to the continuing challenge of ensuring that, in the nearly 20 states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, the materials used for teaching and learning are aligned to the new expectations.

One Way To Get Kids Into STEM? Involve The Incredible Hulk

March 19, 2018

Kids love superheroes. Especially Marvel superheroes, and in particular the Incredible Hulk-who is the most popular Avenger among both boys and girls, ages four to six. That’s according to Bethany Koby, the CEO and cofounder of the children’s tech toy company Tech Will Save Us, which recently inked a multiyear partnership with Disney to integrate the company’s popular characters into TWSU’s toys.

What School Could Be--and What Education Investors Get Wrong

March 19, 2018

Does this sound familiar? An Ivy League-educated philanthropist, who built his wealth from a career in technology, decides to champion education as his next cause--under the belief that today’s schools are not adequately preparing the next generation for the future.

Technology and its Affect on Education

March 18, 2018

Pearson Education surveyed 4,854 students across four years on how they believe technology would affect their learning. 83% agreed that tablets would transform their college education experience. 79% said they would find learning more fun with a tablet 68% agreed it would improve their performance. Needless to say, a large amount of students could experience noticeable results by more technology being implemented into schools.

Vocational agriculture was the original STEM program

March 18, 2018

Many people might not have been aware, but we celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 17 to 24. The week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members with a passion for agriculture participated in activities at local, state and national levels.

Melinda Gates Wants to Add More Women to "Parade of Guys" in Tech

March 18, 2018

With our new series TechMAKERS, produced in association with Melinda Gates, MAKERS aims to empower the next generation of innovators to pursue STEM-related careers by highlighting five extraordinary women in aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics and more.

Top 5 Countries for Women in Science

March 16, 2018

According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, in the U.S. alone, women held 47 percent of all jobs in 2015, but only 24 percent of these were in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Yet while some countries still have a long way to go to ensure women are integrated and represented in STEM fields, others are winning the gender battle.

17 best data science bootcamps for boosting your career

March 15, 2018

Data science is one of the fastest growing careers today and there aren't enough employees to meet the demand. Whether you’re a recent grad, seasoned IT pro or someone looking to make a career change, these bootcamps will set you on the right path for a career in data science.

One reason students aren't prepared for STEM careers? No physics in high school

March 15, 2018

Physics is widely considered to be a building block for a range of STEM disciplines— science, technology, engineering and math — and taking the course in high school is strongly correlated with getting a degree in a STEM field. Educators, policymakers and the general public agree that education in STEM is important.

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