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On Teacher's Day, White House Announces STEM Training Milestone
Christian Science Monitor
As Americans mark Teachers' Day on Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced that 30,000 "excellent" new STEM teachers have been trained, but their peers in the field worry that without major systemic changes, this crop may soon wither. Five years ago, in response to the president's initiative, the 100Kin10 network was launched with funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This network of corporations, schools, and nonprofits set the ambitious goal of training 100,000 new STEM educators by 2021.
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Futurestep Survey: Executives Believe Women in STEM Roles Helps the Bottom Line
Companies that want to increase profits should work to increase the number of women in Science, Techn mature_businesswomen.jpgology, Engineering and Math (STEM) roles, according to an executive survey released today by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. Of the nearly 1,000 executive respondents from around the globe, 63 percent said having more women in STEM careers would have a "great impact" on their company's bottom line.
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First-Ever National Technology, Engineering Literacy Report Card Could Reveal More About Maker Movement
 Education World
At the end of this month, the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will release the first national report card detailing how eighth graders are performing in the subjects of technology and engineering literacy. The report will be the first-of-its-kind and will provide further details about how students are performing in the subjects. "The report-which provides an important measure for all students, not just those interested in technology or engineering careers-includes findings reported by race/ethnicity, gender and parental education levels, among other categories," The National Assessment Governing Board said in a statement.
How YouTuber Hank Green is Bringing STEM to a New Generation
Bill Nye is a millennial nostalgia heartthrob, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is a Twitter king - but they're also where many Americans' everyday exposure to science ends. Because we're facing a STEM education deficit, the U.S. is in the midst of a major push to boost the accessibility of STEM education and job resources. A lack of educational resources - something that the Obama administration has fought to address - is partly to blame for the deficiency. But young people who misunderstand the kind of life and future a STEM career could bring them are also part of the problem.
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STEM Magazine: April Issue
Check out this month's issue of STEM magazine and read about a variety of topics including articles about basketball, drones, and colleges.

National Contest Challenges Transportation Students to Improve Roadway Safety
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) today announced a "Traffic Control Device Challenge" in partnership with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The challenge will focus on how America's roadway system must change to accommodate both human and "machine" drivers. The challenge is designed to promote innovation and stimulate ideas regarding traffic control devices with a goal to improve safety on the nation's roadways. Eligible participants are individual high school, community college, college, graduate students and teams of students with an interest in transportation.

New York City Council Calls for Climate Change Education

The New York City Council adopted Resolution 0375 on April 20, 2016, calling on the New York state department of education to include lessons on climate change in the curriculum of the state's public K-12 schools - and NCSE was cited. The resolution begins, "Whereas, According to the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), 'it is important for the science of climate change to be taught, both in formal and informal educational environments, in order for future citizens to be able to make scientifically informed decisions about the consequences of climate change.'"

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