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September 20, 2012
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  • Del. teens learn Mars robotic lessons
    John Dickinson High School near Wilmington, Del., is training students in science, technology, engineering and math principles using a hands-on course in robotics. The students create robots and study NASA's Mars program in order to craft goals for their small-scale robots. The robotics class is part of the school's new focus on STEM, one that is capturing the interest of students. The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) (9/15)
  • Minn. charter school helps students prepare for STEM careers
    The STEM Academy in Rochester, Minn., focuses specifically on educating high-school students who are minorities or immigrants and who are interested in careers such as nursing or engineering. Teachers at the academy work to ensure that any language barriers among immigrant students do not delay them from exploring their talents in math and science. Minnesota Public Radio (9/18) Email this Story
  • Why create a STEM school?
    Brian Nicholls, who is developing a science, technology, engineering and math program for Newport News, Va., public schools, answers the question of why districts should establish programs focused on STEM. The current and future job market will require graduates with a STEM background, and the work students do during school will have a direct benefit as they launch their careers, he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (9/19)
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  • Businesses, learning center partner for teacher preparation in STEM
    Teachers in Illinois recently visited the Vulcan Materials Co. quarry as part of a professional-development program to see how engineering and math are used at in local businesses. Research has shown that if teachers can make science, technology, engineering and math skills sound more relevant to the real world, students will be more drawn to the material. Chicago Sun-Times (9/13) Email this Story
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  • Congress considers bills to provide visas for high-skill grads
    Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill have each introduced similar bills that would make it easier for immigrants with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields to establish residency in the U.S. The GOP bill would eliminate a green card lottery system and redirect all those slots to highly educated immigrants. Democrats would keep the lottery, but offer 50,000 new visas for highly skilled workers. The Washington Times (9/18) Email this Story
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