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America can’t reach its higher ed goals if it excludes its young Latino population

The Hechinger Report

By 2024, Latinos will make up nearly three in 10 students. Deborah Santiago. The job market today requires education beyond a high school degree. We encourage our kids that if they can “dream it, they can do it.”. In order to close that gap and truly achieve educational equity, we must not only enhance and increase Latino student success. We must accelerate it. million. Higher Ed Opinion

Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started

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million computing jobs by 2024. “I can barely fix a printer. If there is a non-tech way to do something, I will find it,” says Shanti Williams, a teacher at P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. Williams may have never considered herself to be a "tech person," but she recognized the value of code and discovered how a supportive community could empower her and her students to learn. Now, she’s referred to as LEGO Lady at P.S. 34, where she teaches science, LEGO engineering, and robotics. Williams is not alone in having had initial reservations about computer science.

Inside the unique STEM school for students with learning difficulties

eSchool News

Eye-opening statistics about career readiness are seemingly everywhere these days, and nowhere is that more apparent than when it comes to the future of STEM, where jobs are rapidly growing — up to 17 percent from 2014 to 2024 by one estimate — and could reach 8.6 A new STEM academy for those with learning difficulties focuses on hard and soft skills. million by 2018.

Tennessee’s supplemental STEM curriculum available to all

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STEM careers in Tennessee are expected to grow 16 percent, with over 25,000 new jobs by 2024, and nationally, STEM jobs are growing at almost twice the rate as non-STEM careers. The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, through legislative support, is making a supplemental STEM career awareness curriculum available at no cost to all middle schools in the state. The online technology, Learning Blade, from Chattanooga-based Thinking Media, introduces STEM opportunities in a format demonstrating the benefits of STEM careers for society. Material from a press release was used in this report.