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Education Groups to Leaders in Congress: Get ESEA Rewrite Over Finish Line
Education Week

The same 10 major education organizations that called for the Senate to prioritize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act rewrite and put it on the chamber floor for debate are at it again. This time, they're urging congressional leaders to move swiftly into conference.

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Study Finds Parents Still Don't Understand STEM Job Opportunities
Bloomberg

While a clear majority of parents in the U.S. believe it's important to educate students in the so-called STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, many hold misperceptions about how gaining expertise and degrees in those fields can boost job options.  

They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

NPR  

 In one of this year's most intense international competitions, the United States has come out as best in the world - and this time, we're not talking about soccer.

This week, the top-ranked math students from high schools around the country went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And, for the first time in more than two decades, they won.

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Exposing Every Student To STEM

TechCrunch

According to the National Center for College anmath-teacher-chalkboard.jpgd Career Transitions (NC3T), about 20 percent of careers - and many of the fastest growing areas - directly relate to science, technology, engineering and math.

But by one count, an insufficient number of students today will pursue STEM careers.

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What Is All This STEM Stuff?
Parent Toolkit

These days, you can't turn around without hearing something about STEM. Schools are adding STEM courses and STEM summer camps are popping up across the country. A well-publicized public-private partnership aims to develop 100,000 new STEM teachers over the next decade. But what is all this STEM stuff anyway?  

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Around the Community
Museum of Science, Boston Awarded 100Kin10 Fellowship

Four employees from the Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® have been selected to participate as a team in the 100Kin10 Fellowship Program. The new grant-making effort is designed to address a critical need in the nation's schools--the lack of engineering-related programs for K-12 students. 

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National Science Board Honors Three with Top Science Awards

James Duderstadt, The American Museum of Natural History, and The National Center for Technological Literacy all received National Science Board awards last week.

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Two Professions, One Viewpoint

Are teachers like doctors? The information in this article stems primarily from the experience of Mike, an oncologist who is now a high school teacher with a strong positive argument for enabling doctors and other experienced professionals to become teachers.

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Reingold Hiring STEM Educators 

Reingold is searching for teachers and other experts to revise and create written classroom activities that will help K-12 teachers incorporate statistical information and data into their existing lessons.  

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Nation's Brightest Seeks Applicants for Game Show  

 

   

 

 

Top 3 Dangerous Trends Facing STEM Majors Today!  

Imagine that someone sits a million dollars in a briefcase on the back of someone's porch in DC and tells you to find it. With no GPS, how long would it take? Months? Years? You may never find it. Now imagine having a GPS. All you need to do is follow the tool to the briefcase. Easy money!

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