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White flight is creating a separate and unequal system of higher education

White flight is creating a separate and unequal system of higher education | STEM Education | Scoop.it
American higher education has evolved into a two-tiered separate and unequal system that fuels the intergenerational reproduction of white racial privilege.
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Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Hurd, N. M.,  Tan, J., Loeb, E. L. (2016). Natural mentoring relationships and the adjustment to college among underrepresented students. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Matthew Hagler     Introduction Compared to their more privileged counterparts, college students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from unrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and first-generation college …
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Are the best students really that advanced?

Are the best students really that advanced? | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Latest global test in math and science also finds declining scores for older students
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Understanding the differences in what credentials are being stacked and why (essay)

Understanding the differences in what credentials are being stacked and why (essay) | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions should think clearly about their students' occupational goals and the ways various credentials can give them access to the fields they want to enter, write Jimmie Williamson and Matthew Pittinsky.
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Watch out Marie Curie, STEM Barbie is here

Watch out Marie Curie, STEM Barbie is here | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Barbie has had a lot of jobs over the years – more than 150 to be exact. Mattel teamed up with science kit maker Thames and Kosmos for the Barbie STEM kit. The kit comes with a building set that can be used to create a rotating closet, a shoe rack, a washing machine and a greenhouse.
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21st Century Education For A 21st Century Economy

21st Century Education For A 21st Century Economy | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Software, apps and online technology such as Uber, Airbnb, Legal Zoom and TurboTax to name a few has already had an impact on many professions.
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Op-Ed: To Close Gap in STEM Pipeline, Engage Families

Op-Ed: To Close Gap in STEM Pipeline, Engage Families | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Going beyond 'sign up, pay for and drop off' STEM experiences is necessary to ensure long-term STEM success.
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New Data: Minorities Gain Some Ground in Computer Science and Engineering Degrees | Change the Equation

New Data: Minorities Gain Some Ground in Computer Science and Engineering Degrees | Change the Equation | STEM Education | Scoop.it
On October 26, we shared some good news about degrees in computer science and engineering: Since the recession, they grew much faster than degrees and certificates overall. Today, we take a closer look at students of color in those fields, and we have at least some good news to share--mixed with much that should concern us.
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White House pushes for STEM education, mentorship

White House pushes for STEM education, mentorship | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Panelists discussing Srinivasa Ramanujan's life emphasized the need for math mentorship.
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CWU | CWU Co-leads $3 Million Consortium Grant to Improve STEM Education

CWU | CWU Co-leads $3 Million Consortium Grant to Improve STEM Education | STEM Education | Scoop.it
CWU Co-leads $3 Million Consortium Grant to Improve STEM Education - Central Washington University News and Events
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Black-White Disparity in Student Loan Debt More Than Triples After Graduation

CCRC conducts research on community colleges and contributes to the development of practice and policy to promote success for all higher education students.
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The percentage of computing jobs in the US held by women is expected to shrink

The percentage of computing jobs in the US held by women is expected to shrink | STEM Education | Scoop.it
HBO’s Silicon Valley depicts the US tech industry as dominated by geeky men in sweatshirts. But the satire isn't far from reality. Despite efforts to the reduce the gender gap in technology, a new study by Accenture and Girls Who Code, a non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in computing, predicts that women’s share o
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Why do some STEM fields have fewer women than others? UW study may have the answer | UW Today

Why do some STEM fields have fewer women than others? UW study may have the answer | UW Today | STEM Education | Scoop.it
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Career Clusters | CEW Georgetown

The best pathway to the middle class is through a postsecondary education, but not everyone goes directly from high school to college. Are those who enter the
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Success in the New Economy

Direction and Motion Graphics: Brian Y. Marsh www.brianymarsh.com Written and Narrated by: Kevin Fleming www.teloses.com Citrus College supported the production…
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The New 'Good Jobs'

The New 'Good Jobs' | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Jobs that pay well but don’t require a bachelor’s degree are what many Americans want—and these days, they’re not found on an assembly line.
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What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Students need a deep conceptual understanding of fractions to succeed in high school algebra. Maximizing learning with attention to brain science can help all
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Most schools are failing to prepare pupils for careers, Ofsted warns

Most schools are failing to prepare pupils for careers, Ofsted warns | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Schools should be doing more to prepare young people for the world of work, says inspectorate
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Moving Beyond Country Rankings in International Assessments: The Case of PISAle

Moving Beyond Country Rankings in International Assessments: The Case of PISA
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These "pulsing" chips could replace animal testing one day

These "pulsing" chips could replace animal testing one day | STEM Education | Scoop.it
Harvard researchers just developed a small, transparent "chip" that pulses like a heart and may one day replace animals in cardiac drug tests. Called a "heart-on-a-chip," the 3D-printable medical device holds heart tissue and reads its reactions to cardiac drugs. One side of the chip is covered in lab-grown heart muscle cells, which contract an
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A Call for New #CSforAll Actions during Computer Science Education Week

A Call for New #CSforAll Actions during Computer Science Education Week | STEM Education | Scoop.it
CSEdWeek is an opportunity to join the #CSforAll movement and give every student the opportunity to learn computer science.
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New Data: Good News for Computer Science and Engineering | Change the Equation

New Data: Good News for Computer Science and Engineering | Change the Equation | STEM Education | Scoop.it
The Great Recession put an exclamation point behind the message of STEM education advocates around the country. Amidst worsening unemployment and anxiety about an uncertain economic future, a credential in fields such as computer science and engineering promised stability and prosperity. CTEq’s new analysis of federal data on degrees and certificates awarded in the U.S. shows that Americans may have embraced this promise.
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What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support

What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support | STEM Education | Scoop.it
K-12 educators in the U.S. are struggling. Like everyone else, they know that computer technology is a well-paying, in-demand field that’s desperate for a
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Paul Herring's curator insight, October 27, 5:35 AM
"The idea is that computer science needs to become a fundamental part of education, joining other core subjects. ... The hope is that these concepts and skills are integrated into other academics as well as being taught as stand-alone computer science."
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Accepting Alternatives: Career and Technical Education Should Be Embraced - Harvard Political Review

Accepting Alternatives: Career and Technical Education Should Be Embraced - Harvard Political Review | STEM Education | Scoop.it
In 2012, San Diego Unified School District officials made a minor addition to the high school graduation requirements: two to four courses in CTE—Career and Technical Education, the 21st century rebranding of “Vocational Education.” In response, 100 parents marched in protest and an online petition against the move totaled over 1,300 hundred angry signatures. Within …
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The State of American Jobs

The State of American Jobs | STEM Education | Scoop.it
How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead.
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