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OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Even before the pandemic, STEM achievement gaps in K-12 schools were significant. Unsurprisingly, such foundational STEM disparities extend far beyond secondary school education.

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Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

eSchool News

DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020 : The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

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

EdNews Daily

The “Teach Boldly” teacher support initiative will include a series of virtual and community training events and the launch of the new PBS Teachers’ Lounge, a creative digital space where teachers can share ideas, learn from peers, find daily inspiration and access the tools and resources they need to enhance their work in the classroom.

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4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round. Early college access for later success.

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We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes. See chart below.). Related: The empress’s new clothes.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” More on the bill via Inside Higher Ed.

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