Middle- and high-school students in Pennsylvania are being groomed for careers in health care through the Regional Education Academy for Careers in Health Higher Education Initiative. Students in the program participate in after-school and weekend activities taught by medical students and faculty.
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
Students in New York state met with representatives from about 200 companies during an annual Workforce 2020 event. During the event, students learned about potential careers in marketing, agriculture, health and human services, and architecture and construction.
The Associated General Contractors of Georgia recently held its annual Skills Challenge, in which about 70 youths showcased their construction skills. The event is designed to help promote careers in the skilled trades.
Illinois Central College has started a pilot program aimed at improving career readiness across the region -- beginning with high-school students. As part of the program, students in seven districts will have access to career information and dual-credit programs focused on health sciences, manufacturing and IT, with plans to eventually include a pathway for teaching careers.
Some students at an Arkansas high school are raising and selling animals as part of an agriculture program. Casey Wells, agriculture instructor, says the program teaches students about the food chain and helps to provide a local food source.
Some rural schools in Ohio have boosted graduation rates and the number of college-going graduates thanks, in part, to the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative. The collaborative, which launched with 21 school districts in 2010, allows for pooling of resources and better access to funding.
Manufacturers in Cleveland will become better acquainted with the internet of things through a $100,000 National Science Foundation planning grant. The grant will help small and medium-sized manufacturers, said Lisa Camp of the Case School of Engineering.
C-suite executives will lead smart manufacturing implementations better if they take the time to understand basic concepts and adjust their perceptions of technology's role, writes John Clemons of Maverick Technologies. It's better to look at the smart manufacturing transition as an ongoing adventure rather than as a time-limited project, he writes.
Canada has a higher workforce participation rate among women than the US, thanks in part to the country's 52-week parental leave, paid child care and recent tax reforms, according to a Citigroup study. The US could grow opportunities for women in the workplace by adopting best practices from countries such as Canada, suggests Andrew Pitt, Citigroup's global head of research.
Forty-three education advocacy groups in a letter to the US Senate say they are worried that proposed tax bills could lead to a reduction in federal funds for education. "If tax reform is deficit-financed and adds to the federal debt, as both the budget resolution and the House bill would allow, there will be increased pressure for Congress to curb direct spending for education and all discretionary spending," the letter says.
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