3 ways STEM learning speaks to the future of work

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In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent. To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. Experience in these subjects does not only benefit aspiring scientists and engineers–it’s essential for all students. Even positions in traditionally non-STEM fields ( estimated to grow by 9 percent ) will require some sort of technological knowledge.

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Exploring the Future of Mobile Learning

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What Might Mobile Learning Look Like in 2027? I had the pleasure of sitting in on another fun Future Trends Forum discussion recently, this one exploring what mobile learning might look like a decade. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources

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What motivates girls to pursue STEM?

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Today, only 24 percent of computer scientists are women, and by 2027, just 22 percent of women will be represented in the field. It’s a persistent and troubling problem: Why are girls so underrepresented in STEM clubs and subjects in K-12 through college, and why are there so many more men than women in STEM fields? The call for equal representation is becoming louder, and society is striving to solve glaring gender gaps in STEM graduates and STEM fields across the country.

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Mississippi’s graduation rate gaps are among lowest in the country, report finds

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A little bad news: Mississippi is projected to lose students by 2027: Mississippi is one of 10 states, and the only one in the south, projected to see an enrollment decrease of 5 percentage points or more by 2027. For decades, the reputation of Mississippi’s schools has been poor: Compared to educational systems in other states, Mississippi has usually ranked near the bottom.

OPINION: Six ways to nurture high-aptitude math students in under-resourced schools

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Available jobs in STEM are expected to increase by 13 percent, compared to 9 percent for non-STEM jobs, by 2027. Far too often, talented math students at schools in low-income communities barely have access to grade-level work, let alone advanced curricula.

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Girls Who Code Goes to Capitol Hill: Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?

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The nonprofit estimates that computer science could reach gender parity by 2027, but “to move faster, to reach every single girl in every town, every parish, every community,” Saujani said, “we need the government’s help.”. Jacky Rosen, a former computer programmer and the current junior U.S. Senator from Nevada, says she “got into computers a little bit by accident.” It was the late 1970s, and Rosen was pursuing a degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota.

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To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

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Department of Education forecasts that by 2027, postsecondary enrollment among adults will grow by just 1 percent, compared to a 5 percent growth rate for more traditionally-aged students.

The number of public school students could fall by more than 8% in a decade

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Its most recent projections, released May 2018 , show that student enrollment should increase 3 percent between 2015 and 2027. What does the declining birthrate mean for elementary, middle and high schools across the country? According to one set of projections, it could mean 8.5

What have Mississippi legislators proposed for education in the first few days of the legislative session?

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2027 , also proposed by Sen. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today! Mississippi’s legislative session started less than a week ago but the first pieces of legislation have already been submitted and referred to committees. They include several bills focused on education in the Magnolia state.

Can Mentorships Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects?

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There’s a chance that number could get even smaller over the next decade, according to Girls Who Code , which estimates that just 22 percent of computer scientists will be women in 2027, down from 37 percent in 1995. As Saneeya Khan looks around at her workplace, she doesn’t see many people who look like her.

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Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

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STEM jobs will grow 13 percent from 2017 to 2027 , as opposed to 9 percent for non-STEM work. Earlier this month, sports and culture news site The Undefeated published a story about NASA mathematician Clyde Foster. His calculations and computations helped launch rockets into orbit during the Space Race between Cold War rivals the United States and the Soviet Union during the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s.

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Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

The Hechinger Report

That’s starting to change as federal forecasts show part-time enrollment outpacing full-time enrollment through at least 2027 and other new figures shed light on how long it takes for part-time students to graduate. Victoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree. Now she is commuting to graduate school at Harvard. Photo by Noah Willman for The Hechinger Report. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —

How 60 Minutes Oversimplified the Gender Gap and Overlooked Women in Tech

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By Saujani’s estimations—based on a report from Girls Who Code—the gender gap in entry-level technology jobs is on track to close by 2027. When Americans tuned in to watch last Sunday’s segment of 60 Minutes, they learned that the vast gender gap in the tech industry is shrinking, thanks to “one group that may have a chance to finally crack the code,” as the correspondent put it.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 6 Today, "College Behind Bars"

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She will also produce a project on Lyndon Johnson’s life and presidency, scheduled for 2027. Today, Thursday, June 11 at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present the sixth LIVE episode of the new LearningRevolution.com weekly interview series, REINVENTING SCHOOL. If you miss the LIVE show, we post the edited version here by Monday over the weekend.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

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The federal government projects that graduate enrollment will rise by about another 3 percent through 2027 — a much more sluggish pace than in the last 10 years. The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Alicia Vera for The Hechinger Report. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Angie Perez and some of her classmates are studying together in a covered plaza that connects a classroom building with the law library at St.

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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A thought-provoking documentary about how families, educators and leaders in diverse rural communities are working to get their youngest children on track toward graduating from high school in 2027. This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information. FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate.

Girls Who Code Founder Awarded McGraw Education Prize

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We’re on track to achieve gender parity in entry-level computer science jobs by 2027. For 30 years, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has been one of the most prestigious awards in the field, honoring outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches. The prize is awarded annually through an alliance between The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University.

A Slow-Moving Storm: Why Demographic Changes Mean Tough Challenges for College Leaders

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We control a lot about what's about to happen, we can chose to ignore the problem entirely, and wake up in 2027 with dramatically, rapidly, reducing class sizes. The financial crisis of 2008 was tough for the country, but the real impact will hit colleges in the year 2026.

Like it or not, Trump is the next president — Now, here’s how he can improve higher ed

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States that will soon follow in abandoning all their public higher education funding include my own state of Louisiana in 2027, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 2029, Arizona in 2030, and the list goes on. Photo: Meredith Kolodner. It’s official: we have a new president. Whatever your politics, the decision has been made by the American people.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?”

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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“ Robots will replace teachers by 2027.” 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.” ” It’s a core refrain in “ the innovation gospel ,” one of those arguments that certain pundits and politicians really lean into.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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Assuming Pew’s trends continue at the current rate, by the year 2027, nearly 1 in 3 American adults will transition to online platforms to support themselves with on-demand gig work. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour Papert died at his home in Blue Hill, Maine in August (yes, that’s the site of the Blue Hill Fair, where Charlotte the spider saved Wilbur the pig ).

Colleges face a new reality, as the number of high schools graduates will decline

The Hechinger Report

After a few years of some growth, the report projects that from 2027 to 2032 the annual graduation totals will each be smaller by 150,000 to 220,000 people than the ones the nation had in 2013. The nation’s colleges and universities will soon face a demographic reckoning: A new report projects that the total number of high school graduates will decline in the next two decades, while the percentage of lower-income and nonwhite students will increase.