Education

What School Could Be--and What Education Investors Get Wrong

March 19, 2018

Does this sound familiar? An Ivy League-educated philanthropist, who built his wealth from a career in technology, decides to champion education as his next cause--under the belief that today’s schools are not adequately preparing the next generation for the future.

Technology and its Affect on Education

March 18, 2018

Pearson Education surveyed 4,854 students across four years on how they believe technology would affect their learning. 83% agreed that tablets would transform their college education experience. 79% said they would find learning more fun with a tablet 68% agreed it would improve their performance. Needless to say, a large amount of students could experience noticeable results by more technology being implemented into schools.

Vocational agriculture was the original STEM program

March 18, 2018

Many people might not have been aware, but we celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 17 to 24. The week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members with a passion for agriculture participated in activities at local, state and national levels.

Melinda Gates Wants to Add More Women to "Parade of Guys" in Tech

March 18, 2018

With our new series TechMAKERS, produced in association with Melinda Gates, MAKERS aims to empower the next generation of innovators to pursue STEM-related careers by highlighting five extraordinary women in aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics and more.

Top 5 Countries for Women in Science

March 16, 2018

According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, in the U.S. alone, women held 47 percent of all jobs in 2015, but only 24 percent of these were in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Yet while some countries still have a long way to go to ensure women are integrated and represented in STEM fields, others are winning the gender battle.

17 best data science bootcamps for boosting your career

March 15, 2018

Data science is one of the fastest growing careers today and there aren't enough employees to meet the demand. Whether you’re a recent grad, seasoned IT pro or someone looking to make a career change, these bootcamps will set you on the right path for a career in data science.

One reason students aren't prepared for STEM careers? No physics in high school

March 15, 2018

Physics is widely considered to be a building block for a range of STEM disciplines— science, technology, engineering and math — and taking the course in high school is strongly correlated with getting a degree in a STEM field. Educators, policymakers and the general public agree that education in STEM is important.

Illinois manufacturers push skills gap education to find future workers

March 15, 2018

Illinois manufacturers need about 27,000 workers a year, for the next five years, just to keep up with retirements. The only problem is, there aren't 30,000 workers with the skills to fill the jobs. "Manufacturers need 22,000 production workers and 5,000 engineers every year, for the next five years between now and 2027 just to cover retirements of the baby boomers,...

How We Can 'Robot-Proof' Education to Better Adapt to Automation

March 15, 2018

Like millions of other individuals in the workforce, you’re probably wondering if you will one day be replaced by a machine. If you’re a student, you’re probably wondering if your chosen profession will even exist by the time you’ve graduated. From driving to legal research, there isn’t much that technology hasn’t already automated (or begun to automate). Many of us will need to adapt to this disruption in the workforce.

Remote classroom technology lets kids participate from home

March 15, 2018

This spring all 24 Maryland school systems will receive $15,000 technology grants for remote classroom technology. Remote classroom devices allow students unable to attend class for extended periods to continue to stay involved. A 4-foot propeller robot is one type of a remote classroom device. It's controlled by the home or hospital-bound student and moves around the classroom and school.

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