After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM EducationAfter school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
‘Youth CareerConnect' Grants Fund STEM Focused ProgramsCareerConnect 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.
Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A DifferenceWith their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.
Engineering A Love For Science In KidsKevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
Engineer Urges Girls To Smash StereotypesToday’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.
Vice President Biden Leads Initiative On Job-Training ProgramsMore than three million job openings in the U.S. go unfilled for months, according to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital AgeAmerican schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.
STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor MarketIn a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.
STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is CrucialWomen make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.
The Importance Of STEM In Higher EducationNearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.