Daisies who pursue the Space Science Explorer badge will observe the sun, moon and sky, while Brownies tackling the Space Science Adventurer badge will delve into the planets, moon phases and constellations. Juniors, aka Space Science Investigators, will explore the celestial motion, the dimensions of constellations, and the size and scale of the solar system.
The Perkins Act, H.R. 2353 (115), which has been considered for reauthorization since 2012, commits between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion for the program over the next six years. The law will take effect beginning on July 1, 2019. Among the changes from its original 2006 version: less federal oversight, more state control for setting CTE goals and encouragement for states to pass along the bulk of funding to local communities to meet their individual needs.
The educational version of the game will be accessible on iPad from September, around the start of the new school year for most students. The app will be a free download from the App Store, and is designed for use with the Education Edition subscription sold from Microsoft.
The Ft. Meade, Md.-based agency has a retention rate of 92 percent, Nakasone reported, and receives some 17,000 applications per month -- 40 percent of which come from sources that promote diversity. NSA is ranked among the top 20 employers for computer science graduates, he said, and has earned five external honors for excellence. NSA’s intern program attracts 9,000 applications a year from top colleges, of which 1,000 are considered and 280 invited for interviews, 70 percent of which get hired, he said.
When we think about STEM classes, we associate it with subjects like science and math. We spoke with an expert who says there is so much more that goes in hand with the curriculum. "A lot of people use it as a synonymous term with science, math or engineering," explained assistant professor of education, Dr. Ashley Gess. "However, I subscribe to the idea that STEM is an educational approach."
From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal -- everyone’s doing them. There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. But as recently as 2016, a Gallup research poll conducted by Google found that only 40 percent of U.S. schools offer programming or coding classes.
To help community colleges make technology upgrades that will help them deliver cybersecurity education, the U.S. Department of Education has been allotted $1 million in an omnibus spending law, H.R. 1625, approved by Congress earlier this year.
NASA’s MUREP Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum (MISTC) awards totaling $1.4 million will help the MSI community colleges develop “crosscutting, pioneering new technologies and capabilities” to sustain the space agency’s work, according to officials. The schools receiving MISTC awards are Bronx Community College, College of the Desert, Los Angeles Pierce College, Passaic County Community College and Prince George’s Community College.
Most U.S. manufacturers agree that increased growth and investment opportunities are on the horizon, despite some of the uncertainties related to global trade. But they say a major issue looms: Where are the skilled workers for the digital factories of the future?
Want to be in the second fastest-growing job field in America? Then you’re going to be a wind turbine technician! In celebration of American Wind Week, here’s a look at resources the Energy Department offers to teach kids, parents, teachers, and workers about wind energy and wind careers.