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Senate Schedules Debate on Bipartisan ESEA Reauthorization
Education Week

The U.S. Senate will begin debating a bipartisan bill that would overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on Tuesday, July 7. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., officially scheduled the bill for floor debate on Wednesday morning, just one day after 10 major education groups joined forces to demand senators prioritize the reauthorization, which had been languishing in the legislative queue for weeks.

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Why Students With A's in Math Don't Major in It

USA News & World Report  

Want your kids to become math nerds? Give them recognition and help spark their interest in the subject. It might sound like common sense. Yet there's a difference between feeling that others notice you for your math abilities, and feeling confident about your math skills.

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Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM
Huffington Post
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Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it. Yes! The question is, how can we help instill passion in our girls to take on tech? Because the average young girl isn't exactly jumping at the chance to learn how to code or take apart a computer.

Students Deserve Take Home Tech
Education Week
Now that web appliances are as little as $250 there is headset-computers-woman.jpgno excuse for not providing take home tech for every secondary student. To reach higher standards, we need kids to work harder, read and write more, and to take more ownership for their learning. That means take home tech for after school and summer learning.
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Report Promotes Integrating Engineering, Science in K-12 Education

ASCE  

According to the National Math + Science Initiative, 38 percent of students who begin studying for a STEM major do not graduate with a degree in that major. One reason may be that students learn too little about STEM career pathways in primary and secondary classrooms and are not adequately prepared for college-level study in these fields. Yet the nation's need for highly trained engineers and other STEM workers continues to grow.
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6 Jobs With Good Pay And Great Prospects - If You've Got The Degree

USAToday 

In thgraduates-sm.jpge cutthroat world of post-graduation job-hunting, those with the most in-demand degrees are set up to thrive. Back that degree with the right skills, and you could land a job in a growing field that comes with a big salary upgrade. If you're a Millennial graduate with  

a STEM-related degree, you're in prime position.

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Around the Community

STEM Enrichment Center Opening in Shreveport 

According to published national research data, students are not well prepared for college level math and science. With the new state core curriculums that are being introduced, students are having additional challenges with learning these subjects. This is a great disparity that Young Scholars hopes to address.

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Atlantic Education Summit


AAAS STEM Education Outreach
The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teachers in the District of Columbia and adjacent counties, including Loudoun County, during the 2015-16 school year. 
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Run Across the Moon: A Documentary Combining Land Speed Racing and STEM Education

 

 

NGYF, CAP To Provide Aviation And Aerospace STEM Training
The National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) is partnering with Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, to launch an aviation and aerospace-focused science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiative for cadets of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program.
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NJIT: How Computer Science Is Changing Medicine and Prediction of Disease 

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