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February 17, 2016

Indicators and measures have long served a critical role in the U.S. education system. For district and state education leaders, monitoring data describe current initiatives and support informed decision-making. In Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education, the National Research Council (NRC) argues for new and enhanced indicators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education

February 11, 2016

For education, Microsoft HoloLens will help make incredible leaps forward in productivity, collaboration, and innovation. See how Microsoft HoloLens transforms the way we teach anatomy and our understanding of the human body as we help to prepare the next generation of doctors.

February 04, 2016

STEM teachers are essential to any effort to improve U.S. STEM education, both for students who eventually will work in STEM-related fields and for the general public. Efforts to enhance the quality of STEM teachers have focused on attracting more academically capable people to the field, improving the quality of teacher education programs, supporting teachers’ continued learning once they have joined the profession, or rewarding and retaining the most effective teachers.

January 31, 2016

The President discusses his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school.  The President noted that our economy is rapidly shifting, and that educators and business leaders are increasingly recognizing that CS is a “new basic” skill necessary for economic opportunity.

January 21, 2016

Microsoft is launching an Education Edition of the insanely popular game Minecraft. This version of the world-building and resource-management game will allow teachers to use Minecraft in a range of different subjects, including math and science.

January 03, 2016

Despite making up half of the world’s overall workforce force, women hold only a quarter of the jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. But a program in Indianapolis, Indiana, is working to change that by putting girls in charge of a robotics competition.

December 10, 2015

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman, G. K. Butterfield (NC) and Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Co-Chair of the CBC Diversity Task Force, announced December 3, 2015, that seven national African American tech professional organizations have adopted African American Inclusion Plans (AAIPs) designed to increase tech diversity.

December 10, 2015

Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein represented ASTRA as Advisor and Futurist, and Career Communications Group as their Alum and 2015 Women of Color in STEM Lifetime Achievement Awardee at the TECH 2020 press event, “African American Tech Talent: Ready, Willing and Able,” held on December 3rd. at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

December 09, 2015

Lego and its Mindstorms for Education line. In addition to harnessing a thriving commercial market, this classic robotics building and programming tool is used heavily in after school programs and classrooms across the globe.

December 01, 2015

If you haven't started your holiday shopping, Purdue University is offering a way to find gifts for children, but there's a twist--all the toys on this list are designed to bring out their inner engineer.

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