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December 13, 2012
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  • Tenn. collaborative to expand regional STEM education, job training
    The University of Memphis, through the creation of a regional science, technology, engineering and math collaborative, is broadening its reach in STEM education and preparing high-school students for the jobs of tomorrow. "The university is keenly aware of the need for STEM education on the high school and college levels, and for a number of years now, we have been actively involved in efforts to increase STEM education among students in this area," University of Memphis President Shirley Raines said in a statement. American City Business Journals (12/12) Email this Story
  • Utah STEM education to get boost in proposed state budget
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is requesting an additional $298 million for education in the state's annual budget, with some earmarked for programs dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math. For example, $5 million would go to enhance STEM education in grades 4 to 8, and $4.5 million to create resources for all grade levels. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (12/13) Email this Story
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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.
  • Fellowship pairs NYC high-school students, businesses
    High-school juniors and seniors in New York City are benefiting from a fellowship that provides career training and summer internships in local businesses, including the NYC Transit Authority. In just five years, the program has placed about 600 fellows in jobs throughout the city. The Huffington Post (12/11) Email this Story
  • Huffington Post sponsors STEM mentorship program
    Young women interested in careers related to science, technology, engineering and math are invited to participate in Huffington Post's new STEM mentorship program. The goal is to match female high-school and college students with women professionals in technology and science industries, and allow those mentors to share information and answer questions about education, career planning and more. The Huffington Post (12/12) Email this Story
  • CEO: Employers want self-directed workers
    Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader 21, says schools would serve their students well if they focused on instilling skills such as time management, critical thinking, confident decision-making and the ability to work without less direction and explanation from supervisors. "The culture of education today is such that ... only the most cutting-edge learning environments are really teaching and allowing kids to be self-directed. That's a real misfire today." eSchool News (free registration) (12/10) Email this Story
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  • Join the Teacher Advisor Group
    Pitsco Education is now accepting applications for the Pitsco Education Teacher Advisor Group. TAG is made up of educators from all grade levels. Pitsco is interested in thought leaders who are viewed by their peers as experts in hands-on education. If you would like to be considered for a role in TAG, and to learn more, please fill out the application. The deadline to apply is Dec. 19.
  • CWRC Academy application
    ACT Inc. is now accepting applications for Round III of the Certified Work Ready Communities Academy! The application is available is available online; applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until three additional states have been selected. The final deadline is Jan. 31; any applications received after that date, or after the slots are filled, will be held for first consideration in the next round. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Chris Baucom.
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