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STEM education is needed for next generation energy workers

October 28, 2018

According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, STEM Education a must for the next generation of energy workers and a coordinated response is needed to address the education deficit.

Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Education

October 25, 2018

The issues affecting the educational system, especially at the school district and classroom levels--budget constraints, staffing and training gaps, lack of material resources in many regions--are complex. And a tablet, Chromebook, or the next hot social learning app isn’t the solution.

Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?

October 25, 2018

Google is on a mission to teach children how to be safe online. That is the message behind “Be Internet Awesome,” a so-called digital-citizenship education program that the technology giant developed for schools. The lessons include a cartoon game branded with Google’s logo and blue, red, yellow and green color palette. The game is meant to help students from third grade through sixth guard against schemers, hackers and other bad actors.

Google Launching Its Own Computer Science Courses on Campuses

October 24, 2018

Google is picking up the tab for tuition, room, and board for all students accepted into its new machine learning intensives in the inaugural year of the program, which starts at Oakland’s Mills College in February for the first 20 students. The course will then be held at four other higher education institutions in the summer.

A new look at apprenticeship: Linking school to 21st Century Skills

October 22, 2018

Finding ways to better prepare our youth for the new workplace has recently taken on greater urgency among educators and policymakers. Across the country high schools are providing different programs -- such as career pathways and certifications - to acquaint teenagers with workplace demands. Yet we seem to be short on a potentially effective strategy - apprenticeships -- and how students may benefit from such programs.

Do You Feel Clueless About STEM? How To Support Your Child This School Year

October 19, 2018

Here’s a little secret that should be general knowledge: Not having the answer is the perfect place to start when it comes to learning STEM. That cluelessness you feel? It’s actually an asset. In fact, knowing the answers to your child’s homework questions could derail the very learning you want to occur.

Girl Powered Initiative Rallies Thousands of Students to Explore STEM Careers

October 18, 2018

Girl Powered, a global initiative that is increasing girls' access to and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, launches a series of hands-on workshops this month. The Girl Powered Flagship Event, to be held Oct. 20 from 10am - 2pm CT, for students grades 2-12, at Texas Instruments (TI) headquarters in Dallas, will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Knatokie Ford, biomedical scientist, former White House Senior Policy Advisor and female STEM education advocate.

How Do We Fix The Manufacturing Skills Gap? Lots Of Ways!

October 17, 2018

It's a common complaint and worry among manufacturers today that they face a serious skills gap. There's been plenty of ink spilled about the critical need for people trained in the skilled trades: electricians, welders, machinists, and so on. But the gap is much greater than the skilled trades, and goes to a breakdown in fundamental knowledge in working with one's hands, along with the dwindling desire to work in manufacturing.

Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education Launch National Initiative to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

October 17, 2018

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Discovery Education announced Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist - a national initiative to spark girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The program will provide educators, Girl Scout troop leaders, and families with standards-aligned curriculum aimed at addressing gender equity in STEM education through a series of girl-led, girl-tested and girl-approved resources for students in grades 2-5.

Chinese Companies Seek to Buy U.S. Campuses

October 16, 2018

A Chinese company that until January went by the name Jiangsu Zhongtai Bridge Steel Structure Company plans to purchase a nonprofit American music college. What could go wrong? Plenty, argue faculty members, donors and alumni who oppose Rider University’s plans to sell the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., to the company now known as Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology Company.

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