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Coalition News:
First Look at STEM in the Trump Administration
STEMx
With a new administration in the White House, come new ideas and priorities. What will education and STEM look like under the Trump administration? James Brown, Executive Director the STEM Education Coalition answers our questions in this quick interview.  
Read more here. 
Top Article:
Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for Computing Advances
TechCrunch
President Obama awarded the country's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a batch of 21 deserving recipients, among them computing pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who died in 1992 and thus is awarded the medal posthumously, was a major figure in the development of fundamental computing systems. She worked on some of the earliest computers ever made, like the Mark I, programming and performing research alongside the likes of Howard Aiken and John von Neumann. She aided in the construction of UNIVAC and created the first working compiler.
Read more here. 
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Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Female Programmers Make Nearly 30% Less Than Their Male Counterparts
Fortune
This is not the way to get more women in tech. Tech's gender problem is as bad as ever. Not only does Silicon Valley have a notable lack of women, but many of the women who do have job titles like computer programmer and software architect make far less than the men with those jobs, according to a new analysis by career review site Glassdoor. The analysis, which was based on 505,000 salaries shared by full-time U.S. employees on the site, reveals that the adjusted pay gap for women in tech can range as high as 28.3%, far larger than the average adjusted gender pay gap for all workers, which Glassdoor found to be 5.9%.
'Gen Z' Educators Believe They are Prepping Students for Jobs that Don't Exist Yet
Education World
Adobe recently asked 1,000 "Generation Z" students and 400 of their teachers a series of questions to get a better idea of what we can expect when students born between 1996 and 2010 start to enter the workforce.
According to the survey, the overwhelming majority of educators (94 percent) believe students will graduate to take on jobs that don't yet exist; 75 percent said they need better tools to best prepare students for this future unpredictable workforce.
Read more here.
Around the Community:
Grant Opportunity from the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation has allocated $6,000,000 to award for projects as part of their 'Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies' program. The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts: Cyber innovation, learning innovation, and advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments.
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