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Friday, 14 August 2015 16:27

This week in STEM

Written by  Laura Hart

Let's improve STEM: Discovery Education is focusing on improving STEM with three new services: STEM foundations, STEMformation and STEM Leader Corps. Source: Education World

STEM education and 21st century skills: STEM education and 21st century skills are related. The AdvancED STEM Certifcation found that schools that were able to intertwine technology with other subject areas helped bridge the gap between STEM and 21st century skills much more effectively. Source: Education World

STEM jobs are in demand and there aren't students to fill them: By 2020, 1 million jobs in the STEM field are expected to be added to the U.S. workforce. However, we have a problem. Students are not being prepared to enter the STEM field and unfortunately, the underrepresented minority groups and low-income students usually find themselves left out of the equation. Source: U.S. News

Bill to pay student loans for STEM teachers: STEM jobs are in high demand but more students are needed in the field. The state representative in Florida filed a bill that would forgive students loans for STEM teachers. Source: WCTV 

Experienced STEM teachers are in need: The need for experienced and qualified STEM teachers is acute. Many states have been making efforts to make it easier to get qualified STEM teachers into the classroom. Source: Fox News

 

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