Education

Ask 5 Financial Questions When Choosing an Online Degree

September 26, 2017

Determine whether you need to pay a technology or distance learning fee as an online student. Whether you have decided to pursue an online degree for a new job or to advance in your current role, paying for your education can be a major hurdle.

White House announces new tech jobs initiative

September 26, 2017

The White House will put at least $200 million in grant funding towards bolstering STEM and Computer Science education “particularly among historically underserved groups,” the administration announced Monday. The minimum $200 million commitment from the Department of Education is supposed to bolstered by private sector contributions that senior administration officials say will be announced later this week.

3 Ways to Get More Young Women Interested in STEM

September 25, 2017

As careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) continue to expand, experts are still concerned about the gender gap that exists in these fields. While the National Science Foundation finds that boys’ and girls’ performance in some STEM topics is pretty even during K–12 education, disparities begin in college and deepen at the career level.

ASCE Salary Survey Results Reveal a Civil Engineering Industry In Demand

September 25, 2017

Results of the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey find that the median pre-tax income for civil engineers was $101,000 in 2016. Base salaries, meanwhile, have risen between 4 and 5 percent each year since 2014. “It’s an exciting time to be a civil engineer,” said Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE. “As professionals, we take pride in our work as the stewards of the nation’s infrastructure and value educational and technical advancement to continue as leaders.

These female marine scientists have a message for girls: Sharks aren't just for boys

September 24, 2017

In an effort to engage young girls in the fascinating world of sharks, Wigren is now the director of the Gills Club Symposium, which promotes girls' education in science, technology, engineering and math -- known as STEM. The club held an event this Tuesday and Wednesday where girls met and learned from 10 top female shark researchers at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

5 Math Technology Tools to Engage Students

September 21, 2017

Why should teachers integrate technology into their math instruction? What resources are readily available? How can technology be effectively implemented into the learning environment? These questions have been challenging math teachers for quite some time.

How Arkansas Is Teaming Up With Teachers, Facebook & Other Tech Titans to Rethink Computer Science Education

September 20, 2017

Known more for low salaries and poor test scores than for a bustling technology sector, Arkansas is going all in on computer education, spending an initial $5 million to train teachers and help districts pay for staffing and equipment to bring computer literacy to all grade levels. Arkansas educators, business leaders, and policymakers are working at warp speed to fill a void in the computer education world by creating road maps for bringing computer science to elementary and middle school classrooms.

Biggest Barriers to Digital Learning: Lack of Time, Lack of Devices

September 20, 2017

The biggest barrier to digital learning for teachers is gaining student access to technology. That's followed by a lack of time during the school day. For administrators, the top concern is providing relevant and effective professional development to their staff, followed by limitations and problems with the technological infrastructure, such as WiFi and security.

Unseen Stars: GE Lights Up Grand Central With Women of Science

September 20, 2017

In addition to its internal diversity goals, GE has been publicly celebrating influential female scientists and engineers and supporting organizations like The Society of Women Engineers to encourage more young women to consider careers in STEM fields. From the first woman to win the National Medal of Science in Engineering, to the first woman to kill cancer cells with lasers, GE’s Unseen Stars projections are a 7-minute running daily until midnight through 9/21.

Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the 'Adversarial Narrative' With Public School Teachers

September 19, 2017

Who is the biggest spender in the education technology market? That would be school districts, which the report says make up about 33.5 percent of education technology purchases. The districts are largely spending their funds on software, with expenditures estimated to reach $3.9 billion in 2017. The majority of the purchases were for learning management systems.

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