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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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School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a magazine called “Careers With Code.” ( [link] ). If you go to their website in the Shownotes, you can download a magazine that they have. What’s great about this magazine is they lead with this concept called CS, which stands for computer science, plus X.

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Once I was speaking in Virginia and some teachers told me I had to meet Pam, that she was a “teacher’s and student’s superintendent.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Clusters of black science majors offer a map for future investment

The Hechinger Report

By not investing in diversity, companies are stifling innovation and growth. But, as Bernard Coleman III wrote in a Forbes magazine op-ed in January, people, especially in Silicon Valley, still ask advocates for diversity to “make a business case” for it.

Do black students really need college to get high paying jobs?

The Hechinger Report

In a 2015 Fortune Magazine survey of nine tech giants – titans like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google – six of those companies reported that black and Hispanic employees made up less than 10 percent of their representative workforces. Photo of Jonathan Johnson, founder of Rooted School.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

To support science and STEM teachers in delivering quality instruction to their students at the start of, and throughout, the school year, Vernier Software & Technology is offering an abundance of free professional learning resources, support tools, grant opportunities and more.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

What are some subgoals that will help with meeting the bigger goals? textbook or testing company). This can be accomplished through team-building activities with a STEM or maker education focus. mak- ered, #stem); and online communities, such as Facebook groups.

Discovery Education and 3M Announce National Finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

techlearning

Students meet virtually with their mentors, who provide guidance from concept to prototype. 3M is a company rooted in scientific exploration, and the belief that every problem has a solution. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

techlearning

Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Education Science The Wire STEM-- Rishab Jain Named America’s Top Young Scientist for his Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System Invention in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge -- Silver Spring, Md. and St.

The Education of an Android Teacher

Edsurge

When you meet an android, it’s important to follow etiquette. The New Teachers’ If, in the mid-1970s, you purchased a ticket through American Airlines and traveled on one of its airplanes, you may have reached into a seat-back pocket and picked up a copy of American Way magazine.

Need to Know: Cybersecurity

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Editor’s Note: Welcome to Future’s third edition of Need to Know, a series exploring complex topics like blockchain, 5G, and artificial intelligence — and how they apply to each industry served by our websites and magazines.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? Presidential Campaign Politics.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

For example, on the macro level, you might take a look at the entire year month by month: January: STEM in the Classroom. Google Hangouts / Meet. One of the now older, yet newer applications in the “how do you record with a guest” is Google Hangouts/Meet.

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“The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.”

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” The proposal would expand the gainful employment rule to all schools that receive federal aid, but it would remove any penalties for schools that fail to meet acceptable levels. ” Via Bitcoin Magazine : “Pilot Project Verifies Academic Credentials on the Bitcoin Blockchain.” The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th!

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

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. In November, Bloomberg reported that WeWork , a co-working space startup that acquired both the coding bootcamp Flatiron School and the meet-up company MeetUp this year, planned to open a private K–12 school in one of its facilities.

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.

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Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.”

Strategies to Ensure Introverted Students Feel Valued at School

MindShift

The book made the cover of Time magazine, spent weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks , with more than 13 million views. From that grew The Quiet Revolution , a company Cain co-founded that continues to produce and share content about, and for, introverts. And it stems from a neurobiological difference between introverts and extroverts. So you’re much better off meeting a fear in small steps.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard and Microsoft.