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Top Story:
Ranked: The Best States for STEM Jobs in 2018
A new study proves while STEM jobs lead to innovation, where such ingenuity comes from might surprise you.
WalletHub's latest research, '2018's Most & Least Innovative States,' says the United States is spending over half a trillion dollars on research and development... Continue reading here.
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US Festival Champions STEM
Innovators Magazine   
The top lineup at next month's  USA Science & Engineering Festival will encourage youngsters to pursue a career in a STEM related field. Continue reading here.
Increasing Leadership Finesse In STEM Organizations
How can you reduce employee churn in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) organizations that costs billions of dollars? Consider leadership finesse. Continue reading here.
Why It's Time to Rethink School Science Fairs
Springtime is science fair season. Thousands of kids across the country, from elementary through high school, spend weeks or months coaxing seedlings to grow, building devices to harness solar energy and carefully mixing acids and bases. Finish the story here.  
STEM in the States: 
Governor Adds $300,000 to K-8 Teacher Computer Science Training Stipends
Arkansas Times
Due to high demand from teachers, Governor Hutchinson on Wednesday allocated an additional $300,000 to provide stipends for elementary and middle school educators who complete training modules in teaching computer science. Continue reading here.
STEM Resources: A Success Story in Rural Ohio
Urban Citizen
Graham Middle School is fully embracing STEM education. Determined to enrich the learning experience by engaging students with quality STEM content.  Principal Chad Lensman has piloted two new STEM programs this school year. Read more here.
Around the Community:
Opportunity for DC Students: STEAM Into the Future Design Challenge and Exhibition Fair on April 14
Greater Washington Urban League 
Groups of middle school and high school students will be invited to create a solution to a problem that they have identified in their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. More information here.  
STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative
STEM Learning Ecosystems 
The STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative seeks to nurture collaboration among a variety of enthusiastic partners with the same goal: helping students develop important skills and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2018. Details and deadline dates here.
New NSTA Press Book Shows How Science Educators Can Move Away From Formulaic Classroom Methods
Business Wire 
NSTA's Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction provides a needed introduction to a different way of teaching. Written especially for preservice science teachers, education professors, and practicing K-12 teachers, this new NSTA Press book takes readers into the classrooms of outstanding undergraduate science-teacher educators and K-12 teachers. Read more here.
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USA Science and Engineering Festival
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