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January 2, 2013
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  • Tenn. district's STEM education goes hands-on
    Students in Maryville, Tenn., schools are getting direct access to hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The school district has hired several STEM teachers and infused the curriculum with STEM learning activities ranging from building model cars and robots to constructing launchers for water balloons. The Daily Times (Maryville, Tenn.) (12/31)
  • What role can STEM play in early education?
    Teaching elementary-school students how science and engineering concepts relate to real-world applications is just as important as building those students' reading and basic math skills, writes STEM education consultant Doug Haller. In this blog post, Haller lists ways educators can incorporate STEM into their elementary-school classrooms. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (1/2) Email this Story
  • Pa. school dedicates room for STEAM work
    To help get students excited about the possibilities associated with STEAM education and careers, Crafton Elementary School in Pittsburgh has set up a room dedicated to science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. The room is filled with K'NEX, computer workstations and other hands-on materials. "It's just a way for kids to show off what they've been working on," principal Jacie Maslyk said. "And (also it's) just to get the word out there that learning can be fun in a hands-on way, and I think this demonstrates that." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (1/2) Email this Story
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  • Tech job growth expected to continue in 2013
    Tech professionals will continue to be in high demand in 2013, according to a survey of hiring managers. Online job postings also show that individuals with open source experience -- cloud computing, mobile and data -- may be in especially high demand. ReadWrite (12/31) Email this Story
  • Addressing minority education can help close STEM jobs gap
    By providing minority students with greater support and opportunities to pursue courses in science, technology, engineering and math, schools can help produce a new generation of STEM professionals who can close both the ethnic and gender gaps that exist in STEM careers. While many of the highest-paying jobs are in STEM fields, only about 10% of college degrees are awarded in those subjects, an imbalance that could be improved with improvements in minority education. Voxxi (1/2) Email this Story
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--Rose Kennedy,
American philanthropist



 
 
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