Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

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Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Jackie, the team captain of St.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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Other students wanted to tackle creating worlds in Minecraft and figure out how to build their own robots and computers. Using a Schoology group we were able to support students in building the presentations they would eventually share with their peers. They interviewed people from the companies they were interested in, reaching out to engineers, founders and product managers at Kano Computing, Wonder Workshop and Kodable.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. The combined companies now extend from enrollment to graduation in districts that include traditional public, charter, and independent schools across the country.

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” More details: “The 66-year-old Caraway, who has also served as the city’s interim mayor, admitted to accepting $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks from two key figures in the scandal that last year brought down the school bus agency Dallas County Schools ; Bob Leonard, who owned the stop-arm camera company that took millions from DCS; and Slater Swartwood Sr., Via The Atlantic : “ School-Security Companies Are Thriving in the Era of Mass Shootings.”

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Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. “Free College” Via NBC Bay Area : “Silicon Valley Company Offering Free College Degree To Every Adult Living Or Working In Its City.” “Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

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Or maybe the company it’s using for its predictive analytics programs – EAB, I think – does and that’s why we’re hearing all these stories. ” Former Kaplan exec Justin Serrano has been hired as the president of Schoology. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?”