littleBits Teams Up with National PTA to Further Engage Parents and Kids in STEM

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littleBits , the inventor of the electronic building block, today announced a partnership and new grant program with National PTA , the nation’s oldest and largest child advocacy association. For more information, please visit PTA.org/STEM and www.littleBits.com/education.

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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).

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A school administrator tries to shame poverty away

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Although 12 percent of public school students attended a high-poverty school in 2000, this figure rose to 20 percent by 2011. Related: Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South. Last time I checked, being poor was not a crime.

Final Schedule - "Wholehearted Libraries" Online Mini-Conference on Tuesday, March 10th

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link] Loida Garcia-Febo International Library Consultant @loidagarciafebo Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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MCP Instructional Learning Experience Designer and Mindfulness Educator Global Information Literacy Panel , Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair, Global Education Conference Global Outlook - STEAM up the STEM skills for Global Collaboration , Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, C.N.M.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

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The No Child Left Behind targets, set in 2001, became more flexible in 2011, after U.S. Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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The district has already spent more than $3 million since 2011 on tablets, laptops, software programs, fiber optic wiring, and engineers to oversee all the instructional technology.

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” ” Via The Atlantic : “It’s Getting Harder for International STEM Students to Find Work After Graduation.”

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“The Vastmanland court ruled Tuesday the Malardalen University ’s two-year program ‘Analytical Finance’ that Connie Askenback attended from 2011 to 2013 ‘had no practical value.’” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” “ Report: California public colleges not producing enough STEM degrees.” Education Politics.