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December 31, 2012
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  • La. school provides focused STEM career paths for students
    Students at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy in Lafayette, La., elect to follow career pathways in fields such as engineering and biomedicine. "We really focus on high-wage, high-skill careers," principal Jeff Debetaz said. "Students do have to choose a pathway, but there is a certain point before they get to some of the more focused courses where they can switch. I think the biggest difference with us is that the classes are a lot more focused, a lot more specialized." The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.) (12/29) Email this Story
  • Ill. district pilots middle-school computer science course
    The Champaign, Ill., school district, with the support of community partners and the University of Illinois, has a pilot program to teach computer programming to students at Jefferson Middle School. "They're understanding that you're going to encounter different types of software or technology where the answer might not be right in front of you," science tech teacher Jessica Pitcher said. "They have to use their resources to find where the answer might be." The News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.) (12/30)
  • Other News
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Business 
 
  • Maine project to provide tech internships for students
    Citing a growing disparity between available jobs requiring technical skills and the shortage of students being trained for those careers, Maine's business community and educational institutions are working together to boost tech training throughout the state. Companies plan to offer paid internships, and the University of Maine system plans to increase the number of students in its computer science and technology programs in the next few years. Kennebec Journal (Maine) (12/30) Email this Story
  • Donated tablet computers help engage students in lessons
    The Verizon Foundation and Samsung recently donated 60 tablet computers to a school in Detroit, along with funding to train math, science and technology teachers and students how to use the devices for classroom activities. So far, officials say the tablets appear to be a hit. One group of seventh-grade students used the devices recently to access Droid Skyview, using GPS coordinates to plot a portion of the solar system. The Detroit News (12/27)

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More

  Trends 
 
  • Community college becoming ticket to high-paying careers
    Rather than simply serving as a steppingstone for students on their way to a four-year college, community colleges are providing more career-training programs for some of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. This trend is being supported by the federal government, which pumped $2 billion into community colleges for retraining programs, which are helping adults switch careers and providing technical skills to college graduates with liberal arts degrees. Forbes (12/31) Email this Story
How Wayne Township Future-Proofed PC Investment
Investing in PC infrastructure without a long-term tech plan can be a costly gamble. MSD of Wayne Township avoided this trap while stressing durability, performance, and value by investing in future-ready Lenovo® PCs, powered by Intel®. Download Digital Assessment Customer Snapshot: MSD of Wayne Township, a case study sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®.

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