Dr. Robert Pardue, a chemistry instructor for The Village School, says that his goal is to help his students become research engineers and scientists within the classroom.
Scott Peacock, who was laid off in 2010 after a 20 year career in the IT field, which gave him the opportunity to pursue what he believed to be his calling.
The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.
In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
An Lieu, a web developer at TopSpot Internet Marketing, talks about his background in technology and web design.
Brenden Macaluso, of Common Motor Collective, talks about his business background and experience building a startup.
The Texas Nursing Workforce Coalition reports that as numerous nurses approach retirement, many more will be needed to enter nursing school in order to replace them.
CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
Since the recession in 2009, Houston has added more than 250,000 new jobs, with 24 percent of these new jobs classified as high-wage jobs – earning more than $21 per hour.