Education

The Education Equation: What the numbers say about the state of U.S. public K-12 schools

December 14, 2018

Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO and current L.A. Clippers owner, talks about the numbers behind education on the second episode of Numbers Geek from GeekWire, in partnership with USAFacts, Ballmer’s not-for-profit, non-partisan civic data initiative.

How Is Higher Ed Helping To Close The Global Knowledge Gap?

December 13, 2018

The widening skills gap in many burgeoning industries is a topic that frequently gets included in front page news on the future of work. Much emphasis is placed on how companies are struggling to find job candidates with the right qualifications and education, but less is placed on how educational institutions are responding.

Metallica is giving $1 million to education … yes, $1 million

December 12, 2018

The Bay Area based metal band announced Tuesday that its All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) is launching a “workforce education initiative” intended to help community colleges to “enhance their career and technical education programs,” according to a news release.

Data Challenges and Retention Offer Barriers to Equity in CS Education

December 11, 2018

A new report from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) asks whether there's anything to be done for the lack of diversity in the tech field, which seems to arise in high school and college and percolate into the workforce from there. The research project called on university representatives and industry experts to examine questions of diversity in computer science.

Enablement, Empowerment And Accessibility Using Education Technology

December 11, 2018

Over the last few years, I have observed a few alarming trends in higher education. Being EdTech entrepreneurs means that we need to stay ahead of the curve, and it makes us accountable to address these issues using technology, extensive data analysis and the right plan of execution. Here are some of the most prevalent problems facing the education economy and students today.

K–12 Videoconferencing Offers New Opportunities for Understaffed School Districts

December 09, 2018

K–12 schools are looking for new ways to connect qualified teachers with their students. Videoconferencing tools and online learning environments may be the answer.  The number of teachers in the U.S. has been shrinking over the past few years, and school administrators are noticing.

Blockchain: A Revolution For STEM Education

December 07, 2018

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about blockchain technology. News about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is hard to resist, especially when their value shoots up and everyone wants to know how the blockchain can make them rich. But the real value of blockchain isn't necessarily just the alternative currency component. It also lies in how this technology could transform and streamline transactions and recordkeeping in all sorts of fields -- specifically education.

Auto shop prepares students for a long and winding road

December 06, 2018

While many classes at Davis High School might get you into an elite college, few can lead a student straight into a lifelong career. Auto Shop is one of the only classes that prepares students for a career, right out of high school.

How tech companies are creating products to educate young children

December 06, 2018

Even as some in Silicon Valley circles try to keep their kids away from smartphones and other technology, many others believe kids' exposure to devices is inevitable and our job is to make sure that they learn and stay healthy along the way.

The Quest for Quality Jobs

December 05, 2018

The United States lost one-third of its manufacturing jobs--5.8 million positions--between 2000 and 2010. Although the economy has strengthened significantly since then, only about 12% of these jobs have returned. Their disappearance has resulted in painful social disruption: manufacturing had been a critical route to the middle class for those with high school educations or less.

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