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Senate Education Leaders Unveil Bipartisan Compromise to Rewrite ESEA
Education Week 

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., unveiled a bipartisan bill Tuesday to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that the two  have been brokering for more than two months. As Politics K-12 reported here first, the compromise measure includes education policies that are attractive to both sides of the aisle in making over the law, the current version of which is the No Child Left Behind Act. 

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Senate's Effort to Rewrite NCLB Sparks Cautious Optimism
The Washington Post 
Just about everyone with a stake in public education is weighing in on the . And while there's no consensus, a wide range of groups and people are exhibiting cautious optimism that the draft bill released Tuesday could be the first step toward reaching a bipartisan deal in an otherwise gridlocked Congress.
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A New Generation of Engineering Schools


The national skills gap is well documented in the mainstream media and a top priority for policymakers and CEOs alike.  Our system of higher education produces only one STEM graduate for every 2.5 job openings. The numbers are even worse for women, who earn just 18% of computer science degrees.  While there are over 5 million STEM job postings each year, fewer engineering degrees are awarded today than in the early 1980s.  

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Many Students Starting STEM Education Aren't Finishing
Consumer Affairs
For the better part of the last decade educators, industry leaders and policymakers have promoted an  increase in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in high school and college.Businesses are increasingly technical and jobs in these fields tend to pay well. Groups like the STEM Education Coalition have lobbied federal and state lawmakers on STEM education issues in an effort to improve it at all levels.
This Budding Scientist-Entrepreneur Puts The Girls-In-STEM Problem In New Perspective
The Huffington Post

There's no doubt that women tend to steer clear of careers in science and technology--the statistics simply don't lie. Nor is there any doubt that the persistent gender disparity in STEM (science, technology,  engineering, and math) fields represents a big problem for our competitiveness as a nation as well as for individual women.

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From Around the Community

Washington Facts: STEM Edition

The first annual Public Libraries and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Conference will take place August 20 - 22, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.The Conference's main goal is to create opportunities for public library professionals, STEM professionals and funders to get to know each other and to build productive relationships.

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Thinkerella's FIRST Mandeville Workshop!

Thinkerella, a first-of-its-kind educational program for children in New Orleans, has opened a new location in Mandeville and is hosting a grand opening Launch Workshop for kids on Saturday, April 11th at 4011 Highway 59, Suite D. The Uptown New Orleans based company, founded by mompreneur Cherie Melancon Franz, inspires local children through hands-on learning to become the next generation of makers, doers, builders, shapers and inventors.

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Plexuss: College Recruiting Network  

Plexuss is an academic recruitment website to help educational practitioners guide their students to academic success. To accomplish our purpose, we've created the following tools to assist you and your students in the college selection process.

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In This Newsletter
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Upcoming Events



April 12, 19, 26  

DaVinci Challenge: Build a Drone Workshop
April 14, 2015
Zombie Apocalypse:
An Engaging Discussion on STEM and Creative Writing




April 16-17, 2015  

STEM Conference





April 27, 2015

Why Declining Investments in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Basic Innovation Deficit  





April 28, 2015  

Capitol Hill STEM Diversity Symposium   




April 18, 2015

National Math Fair






May 16-17, 2015

The Second Annual Stamford STEMfest





July 16-17, 2015

STEM Competition Conference





July 29-31, 2015

Summer Institute




 Coming in 2015

TechOut Oakland, TechOut Houston + TechOut OC





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