Education Department Continues to Prod States to Rethink Testing

July 11, 2016

The Department of Education is continuing to press states and school districts to rethink their testing regimens, unveiling Wednesday (7/6) a set of proposed assessment regulations under the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. "Our proposed regulations build on President Obama's plan to strike a balance around testing, providing additional support for states and districts to develop and use better, less burdensome assessments that give a more well-rounded picture of how students and schools are doing...

25 Best Paying Cities for Software Engineers

July 11, 2016

Just because you take home a bigger paycheck doesn’t mean you 'earn more.' It's all relative to where you live. With high demand for software engineers in cities across the country, where do software engineers really get paid the most? Given cost of living factors – including housing costs, transportation, food, recreation and more - Glassdoor is revealing the 25 Best Paying Cities for Software Engineers, by identifying the 'real adjusted salary' for software engineers in each city.

Passion makes perfect

July 11, 2016

The International Math Olympiad started in 1959, with just seven countries participating. The U.S. did not participate until the '70s. Today more than 100 countries participate annually. In the U.S., the Mathematical Association of America selects and trains students to represent the nation. This year a stellar team of six high school students were selected from approximately 150,000 who competed in local competitions from around the country.

Great STEM Resources From PBS LearningMedia

July 11, 2016

Summer is the perfect time to explore STEM concepts and discover new resources for your teacher toolkit. These PBS LearningMedia resources involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics help engage students in problem-solving and inquiry-based learning. You will need your PBS LearningMedia login and password, but it's simple and free for GA teachers to sign up!

House panel is generous to new federal STEM program

July 10, 2016

“With this appropriation, thousands of schools districts across the country would -- for the first time -- have access to new federal resources for activities like science, technology, engineering, and math competitions, hands-on and field-based learning, and bringing high-quality STEM courses -- including computer science -- to high-need schools,” said a statement from James Brown, executive director of the STEM Education Coalition, a lobbying group based in Washington, D.C.

Top 21 STEM Colleges Of 2016

July 07, 2016

As careers in technology continue to rise in number and pay - four of the majors with the highest hiring rate for recent grads are in STEM - colleges that specialize in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are becoming better investments of tuition dollars. The 2016 Top 21 STEM Colleges average 50 spots better on the Forbes Best Value list than they do on the Forbes’ 2016 Top Colleges rankings.

The 3 Most Critical Technologies to Impact Higher Education in the Next 5 Years

July 07, 2016

While we may not have reached a "Back to the Future" level of techno-living just yet, we're not really that far off. From how we receive healthcare to how was access information, we will continue to feel the impact of rapidly developing and increasingly intelligent technologies. Higher education, in particular, will experience some pretty amazing technological advancements in the years to come. In fact, the next 5 years are proving to be exciting ones both inside and outside of the classroom.

Teaching Teachers To Overcome Hidden STEM Biases

July 06, 2016

Implicit biases -- such as girls aren't as good as boys in science and math -- have hampered advancements in work force diversity for decades. But what does it mean when girls themselves perpetuate the damaging erroneous stereotype? What can be done to entice girls to pursue classes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) before they lose interest?

5 Observations And Reflections After Participating In ISTE 2016

July 06, 2016

The annual International Society for Technology Educators conference (ISTE) just wrapped up in Denver. In addition to serving as a networking and informational hub for several thousand educators and innovative education technology companies, ISTE is a breeding ground for concepts and collaborations that will impact how we all learn, teach and share ideas over the coming months, years and decades.

How teachers will benefit from Amazon Inspire: The new online education resources platform

July 05, 2016

Amazon estimated on average teachers spend about 12 hours per week searching for course materials -- sifting through various sites and blogs. “If we could enable every teacher to contribute resources or help discover them, we could collectively raise access for the 3 million-plus teachers out there,” Rohit Agarwal, the general manager of Amazon K-12 Education, told TechCrunch.


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