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Top Article:
When it comes to boosting science, technology, engineering and math, the news from Washington isn't good.
While the Trump administration has showed some signs of prioritizing  STEM
, federal programs that support STEM initiatives are on the chopping block under the president's recent budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. Continue reading here.

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Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Governors to Congress: Don't Shortchange Us ON ESSA, Special Ed.
Education Weekly
In a May 25 letter to the four top federal lawmakers responsible for funding the U.S. Department of Education, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., and Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., urged Congress to "prioritize investments" in programs related to the Every Student Succeeds Act, career and technical education, and elsewhere.  Read more here .
Business Invests in Professional Learning. Why Doesn't Education?
Tech Crunch
Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has their own strategy for hiring and training, but Airbnb has taken things a step further - running its own university-style program, complete with a custom course-numbering system. Read more here.

Around the Community:
Apple Launches App Development Curriculum For College
Welcome to Apple College. School is in session.  Everyone I know has a mobile app idea. I even have a few, but little idea of how to build an iPhone app.  Last year, I tried  learning code with Apple's Swift Playgrounds iPad app . It schooled me in the basics of  Swift , the new programming language Apple unveiled three years ago, while entertaining me with an adorable on-screen code buddy.  Read more here .
May Edition of STEM Magazine
Read the magazine  here.
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