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March 8, 2013
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  • Steps to encourage girls to pursue STEM
    Engineer Karen Purcell offers five strategies for sparking and maintaining girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Strategies include introducing girls to STEM subjects as early and often as boys typically are exposed to these subjects, connecting girls with mentors in the field, community groups that support STEM education and national organizations and offering access to special STEM programs. Edutopia.org (3/7) Email this Story
  • Strategies for teaching and assessing creativity
    Creativity is an essential skill that can be taught and assessed in student projects, according to education consultant Andrew Miller. In this blog post, Miller offers four indicators of what creativity in learning looks like, and suggests a number of ways these indicators can be included in projects or lessons. "If we want our students to be creative, we must give them not only the opportunity to do so, but also the finite skills and targets to be able to do so," Miller writes. Edutopia.org/Andrew Miller's blog (3/7)
 
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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  • Petroleum professionals bring science of oil to N.D. classroom
    Eighth-graders in a North Dakota school are participating in an Adopt-A-Well program offered by Enerplus Resources USA in which students track the progression of an oil well from start to finish. The company sends representatives to the class each month with updates and hands-on experiences such as handling the gel used in hydraulic fracturing. Jamestown Sun (N.D.) (3/8) Email this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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  • Mass. proposal would bring STEM academies to community colleges
    Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo has proposed a plan that he says would help students who enter community colleges needing math remediation. The STEM Starter Academy would provide intensive math instruction for such students using an immersion model in which students could spend up to three hours a day, five days a week in math class. Boston Herald (3/8) Email this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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