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Students' worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed

March 02, 2017

A high-tech program designed to predict which students are at risk of failure might sound like a way to extend a helping hand. Some students don’t see it that way. They worry that the data will be used to label them before they have a chance to make their own impression on a teacher.

Rethinking STEM education during Black History Month

March 02, 2017

The underrepresentation of black students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is linked more strongly to structural issues than to family and community issues, according to Sherick Hughes, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). He studies links between racial biases and underrepresentation of minority students in STEM education.

15 unfilled tech jobs that cost the U.S. billions

March 01, 2017

With IT industry unemployment hovering at around 2.8 percent (as of Q3 2016) and organizations struggling to land talent, many companies find themselves with unfilled jobs. That's a problem not just for individual companies, but for the U.S. economy as a whole, says Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor.

Afterschool STEM Programs Help Close America's Skills Gap

March 01, 2017

Students participating in afterschool programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) reported increased interest in science careers and gains in important 21st century skills such as critical thinking and perseverance -- skills in high demand in today’s workforce.

Trump Signs Bills Supporting Women Entrepreneurs and Women in STEM Fields

March 01, 2017

“It’s unacceptable that we have so many American women who have these degrees but yet are not being employed in these fields, so I think that’s going to change, and it’s going to change very rapidly. Protecting women with STEM degrees and all Americans with STEM degrees - very important, but it also means you have to crackdown on offshoring, because the offshoring is a tremendous problem that displaces many of our American workers and brains, the brain power,” he said.

The Countries With The Most STEM Graduates

February 05, 2017

Last year, India had the most graduates of any country worldwide with 78.0 million while China followed close behind with 77.7 million. The U.S. is now in third place with 67.4 million graduates, and the gap behind the top two countries is widening.

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