A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor’s degree categories granted by U.S. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013.

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Many HBCUs are teetering between surviving and thriving

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Among black college graduates with a degree in STEM, 27 percent are from historically black colleges. And private historically black colleges saw a 42 percent decline in federal funding between 2003 and 2015. Related: Column: Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South.

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Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

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Instead, they continued to decline, from a peak of 8,339 in 2010 to 4,081 last fall, according to government data. Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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My bet is that by 2040, our children will look back on this period between 2015 and 2030 in education technology much the same way internet historians look to the period 1995 to 2010 as the birth of the commercial web. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. billion in global annual revenue by 2010, helped immeasurably by hard work and acquisitions. billion in 2010.

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The looming decline of the public research university

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The University of Wisconsin is where human embryonic stem cells first were isolated, and it has since become a center of stem cell research. Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. This article appears courtesy of Washington Monthly.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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Since 2010, the school has tripled the number of student advisers, Renick said. He added that the number of students graduating with majors in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – has doubled since the introduction of predictive analytics.

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Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

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A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

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Southwest Georgia S.T.E.M. ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America. As Johnson settled in Clarksdale in 2010, the reasons for her to do that work in her adopted hometown multiplied.

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