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Top Article:
How Science Fares in the U.S. Budget Deal
Science Magazine
Congress has finally  reached a deal on spending bills for the 2017 fiscal year , which ends on 30 September. House of Representatives and Senate leaders announced last night that they expect lawmakers to vote this week on  an agreement that wraps together all 12 appropriations bills that fund federal operations . Read more about the bill here.
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Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Bill to Revamp Career and Technical Education Law Introduced in House
Legislation to overhaul the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was introduced on Thursday in the House of Representatives.  The bill  is similar in several respects to legislation the House passed last year that grants states more flexibility over spending and priorities. Read more  her e.

17 Tech Companies Dominate Glassdoor's List of 25 Highest-Paying Internships
Pay attention kids: internships aren't just for making copies or grabbing coffee. There's real responsibility these days - and real money to be made, with much of it is being paid by the biggest technology companies in the world.  Job and recruiting site Glassdoor released its list Tuesday of the  25 highest-paying internships  in the United States for 2017, and 17 of the spots on the list belong to tech companies.

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Washington, D.C. STEM Studio
Imagine a place where creativity and innovation are paramount. Where teachers take on the role of students, delving into hands-on STEM activities. Where like-minded educators gather to collaborate and take risks. This is STEM Studio: a FREE two-day immersion in STEM education based on best practices in lesson design and project-based learning from Tiger Woods Foundation curricula. Sign up for the program here.
Microsoft Thinks Minecraft Can Help STEM Education
Microsoft announced today a new version of Windows,with a suite of programs aimed at promoting coding and collaboration in classrooms.  The offerings include "Minecraft: Education Edition," which will come with a new code builder feature and enable teachers to use programs such as Paint 3D in classroom. Read more here.
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