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January 31, 2013
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STEM News for Educators

  • Report offers national picture of STEM education
    Interest among high-school students in science, technology, engineering and math has increased by 21% since 2004, while the percentage of high-school girls interested in these fields began to slip in 2010, according to a new report from My College Options and STEMconnector. In this blog post, Erik Robelen highlights key aspects of the report, including a breakdown of STEM interest by race and ethnicity and a top ten list of STEM interest areas. Education Week/Curriculum Matters blog (1/30) Email this Story
  • Students display technical, career skills during competition
    Pennsylvania students recently came together at a local career and technical center to demonstrate their talents during a Skills USA competition. Areas of competition included crime scene investigation. "This gives them confidence and it also teaches them how to compete in a friendly way," said Kahla Daniels, a skills adviser with the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Career Center. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (1/29) Email this Story
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  • Pa. middle school invites professionals to meet with students
    Dallastown Area Middle School in York, Pa., recently hosted a variety of local professionals from engineers to health care workers during a student career event. Students had an opportunity to ask professionals questions about individual careers and learn more about the types of education and training needed for specific jobs. York Daily Record (Pa.) (1/30) Email this Story
  • STEM gender gap can be closed by undoing stereotypes
    The long-held myth that girls and women are less interested or comfortable in math and technology than males needs to be dispelled, World Wide Workshop founder Idit Harel Caperton writes in this blog. She calls on educators and innovators to look for ways to encourage girls to learn more about their opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, and to come up with creative solutions for closing the gender gap. The Huffington Post/The Blog (1/30) Email this Story
  • 5 tips on covering the cost of a college education
    When it comes to college-acceptance time, carefully consider your family's financial options and have an open conversation with your child before he or she makes a final decision, experts recommend. Analyzing each college-acceptance letter to find out the exact details of the financial package, exploring financial-aid options and considering a payment plan are among the tips suggested to avoid taking on too much debt. The Wall Street Journal (1/27)
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