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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Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

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from 2012 to 2014, falling to the smallest number of degrees conferred since 2003” That’s in absolute numbers. research topics Uncategorized discipline humanities science STEMWhich majors are undergraduates preferring in American higher education these days?

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

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This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

How to build an engineer: Start young

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Some, like the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program , have been inordinately successful at guiding underrepresented students, including many young women, from middle school algebra through to a college degree in a STEM subject. Related: Too little aid for low-income STEM majors?

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

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trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

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A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Esports in Schools Fosters STEM Learning. Esports and STEM go hand-in-hand. That’s a notable jump from the 45% of all undergraduates in 2015 that planned to study STEM.

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Are science fairs unfair?

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Experiments by Carol Dweck in 2003, then a professor of psychology at Columbia University, suggest that students who are driven to learn for its own sake or for personal growth tend to stick to their studies longer than their highly competitive peers.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

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Although educational VR content is not yet at an advanced stage, limited mainly to younger learners, and mainly exploratory (think digital field trips to Versailles) in nature, there are encouraging signs that STEM subjects, particularly chemistry and biology, will attract developer attention.

Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership

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Founded in 2003, iteach offers a unique online coursework format and accreditation for individuals who have a four-year degree. Imagine the positive impact a former engineer could make teaching a STEM-related subject to middle school students. TROY, Mich.

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CUE 2015 Student Showcase highlights students projects, Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival

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The Student Showcase has been a feature of the CUE conference since 2003, when it was produced by the California Department of Education. Featured CUE News STEM Top News Annual showcase features innovative student projects.

Classroom prizes and grants available!

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One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. After winning the $500 prize last year, I purchased an XYZ 3D printer to integrate STEM into my classroom. Since 2003, more than 3.7 Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys.

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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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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.

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New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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The four focus areas include career credentialing, digital and adaptive learning platforms, STEM and computer science instructional tools and data analytic services for schools. New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. New Markets is bringing back a familiar face to steer its next education investment fund.

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North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

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In addition, the organization increased its focus to include early college high schools, regional specialty high schools, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools, as well as the coaching of teachers and principals. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million

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One deal that’s in the works, he teased, is a startup focused on STEM and computer science. To date, New Markets has invested nearly $30 million across 23 education technology companies since its founding in 2003. When New Markets Venture Partners first began fundraising for its second education technology investment fund, Barack Obama was in office, Brexit for up for debate and iPhones still had headphone jacks.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

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Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. Studies show that the best predictor of STEM career choice in adulthood is linked to whether kids self-report seeing themselves as scientists when they grow up by 8th grade (Maltese & Tai, 2011). 2003; Cornett 1986).

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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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David Demming, an economist, updated the work of Levy and Murnane from 2003, shows that those jobs that require social skills and non-routine analytical thinking are increasing while routine ones are decreasing. STEM/STEAM.

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?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska

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Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. Starting at the middle-school level, ANSEP offers 2-week programs throughout the year where students and their teachers visit the university for hands-on STEM education, like a popular build-your-own-computer program.

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“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

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Student engagement in introductory Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) courses is a major national problem with important consequences. Students change majors away from STEM. A recent report by the US Department of Education showed that 48 percent of bachelor’s degree students between 2003 and 2009 left the STEM fields. These problems may affect the nation’s ability to compete in the technology industry and affect growth of STEM educational programs.

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

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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.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

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Students in STEM Learning Experiences To explore the relationship between participation in STEM learning and students’ views on digital learning, the report compares data from students in three specific types of STEM environments with students not in these programs.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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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.’ 2003) Boomers, Gen-xers, and Millennials : Understanding the new students.

Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education”

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DeVos’ remarks at the hearing fueled an unusually fierce opposition throughout the country, stemming from her track record of supporting initiatives at odds with many citizens’ conceptions of public education and civil rights.

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

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The series had a steady presence on this list and even topped it at times, through 2003. She says all of the pushback she has gotten stems from the theme of witchcraft in the books.

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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.” I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

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.” I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning

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There’s a lot of talk about the importance of STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, for America’s future competitiveness. Otero helped start up the LA program soon after she came to CU Boulder’s School of Education in 2003. “Squat! Squat! Squat!

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.

A Commitment to Confronting Our Bias and Privileges

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Avenue Q parodied this concept with the song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” back in 2003. Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM teacher and administrator. “We educators do the work not just in the classroom, but also with our feet and voices. We move in unison with our folks on the street.”. Jose Vilson. On July 10, New York teacher and.

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

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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. And K-12 isn’t just one market if you’re a content company; you need to hone your expertise in particular subject areas, such as math, English or STEM. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. I read the book that very year – and honestly, I don’t often buy or read books in hardcover – shortly after my own husband died.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

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The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 But with the extra money coming in from part-time homeschool students, Berrien Springs was able to fund high-level teacher training, summer programming for all students, a Project Lead the Way STEM program and other opportunities that the traditional public school kids and the homeschool kids could both access.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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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.’ 2003) Boomers, Gen-xers, and Millennials : Understanding the new students.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. In China, families are looking beyond tutoring and test prep “for things that they think are critical for their children’s futures, such as STEM and robotics,” observes Angela Bao, Senior Investment Manager at. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” And what a fine bunch.

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“When technology becomes the ‘air and water’ we need in innovative instruction, and learning exists in a seamless and transparent way, then we know we’ve done well for our students. – Dr. Melanie Wiscount, USA

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Since 2003, I have enthusiastically immersed my instruction and students into technology,” she says. “It McKinley Technology STEM High School, Washington, DC. When you’ve been teaching for more than 30 years like Dr. Melanie Wiscount has, you have seen a lot of changes. For Wiscount, embracing the change is the only way forward.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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The tech industry made a number of high profile donations and pledges this year, coinciding with the Trump administration’s announcement this fall that it would earmark $200 million in grants for computer science and STEM education. This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.”

The Politics of Education Technology

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And in another post, I will look at the administration’s efforts to promote STEM and CS education via the Computer Science For All initiative launched in January ; in yet another I’ll look at its efforts to encourage schools use open educational resources via the GoOpen initiative which it launched last year. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.