A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. ALEXANDRIA, VA Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013. Higher Ed Sociology higher ed science stem

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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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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. The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. 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). It could be argued that these theories stem back to the seminal claim of Marshall McLuhan (1964) that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter, our tools shape us.’ 2010) The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

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

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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.” More, By 2010, only one-third of all first-time, full-time undergraduate students attending four-year colleges and universities nationally, and just 1 in 6 students enrolled at private four-year institutions, were paying the full price of attendance, meaning they received no grant or scholarship assistance.

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.” More, By 2010, only one-third of all first-time, full-time undergraduate students attending four-year colleges and universities nationally, and just 1 in 6 students enrolled at private four-year institutions, were paying the full price of attendance, meaning they received no grant or scholarship assistance.

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. But some STEM majors are tougher than others. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million.

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. As Walter Kimbrough, now president of Dillard University in New Orleans, explained in an interview with The Times in 2010, from 1984 to 1993 “historically black colleges and universities grew by 24.3 Related: Column: Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South.

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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. Executive Director Amanda Johnson greets students as they arrive for school. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. CLARKSDALE, Miss. —

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. The University of Iowa rose from sixtieth in 2008 to a peak of thirty-ninth in 2010, but has since fallen back to forty-ninth. Purdue, for which the NSF rankings date only from 2010, has slipped from thirty-second then to thirty-seventh now.