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2-for-1 deal: Earning college credit for STEM in high school
U.S. News & World Report
Faced with meeting a demand for workers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills, a growing number of high schools and colleges around the country are teaming up to offer more-advanced coursework at the secondary-school level. These STEM dual-enrollment programs expose teens to university-level material and give them the chance to make progress toward a degree. The goal is to have our graduates “career ready or college ready,” says Pat Konopnicki, director of technical and career education for Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
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America's neglected demographic: Pacific Islander students dramatically lag in key indicators of college and career readiness
Forbes
A new report by a major academic assessment and research concern reveals that the vast majority of Pacific Islander high school students are not adequately prepared for the college education they desire. According to Iowa-City-based ACT, Inc. — best known for its namesake college entrance examination — less than one in five Pacific Islanders who took the ACT met the scoring benchmarks in all four of the exam’s subject areas, which are English, Reading, Mathematics and Science.
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Howard University awards record 105 doctoral degrees
Diverse
Howard University has maintained it lead as the top producer of on-campus doctoral degrees awarded by Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The HBCU recently announced that it plans to graduate 105 Ph.D.s from a variety of academic departments — the largest number of doctoral degrees to be conferred in the school’s 147-year history.
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The magical, musical STEM connection
U.S. News & World Report
Looked at from afar, science is magical. It’s transformed our planet and our civilization. It’s the foundation for much of the joy of modern childhood and is manifest in every detail of a kid’s life, from their candy to their smartphones. What child wouldn’t want to learn the secret spells that make candy tingle on her tongue, or lead to the creation of immersive games like Minecraft? Even as adults, science and technology bring out the kid in us, filling us with a sense of wonder and awe.
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5 things you're doing right (but could be doing better) in your job search
Forbes
The bad news: You’re probably doing a lot of things wrong in your job search. The good news: You’re also likely doing several things right. The bad news: Some of those things you’re doing right? You could actually be doing them much better. The good news: Forbes is about to show you how.
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Wyoming is first state to reject science standards
TIME
Wyoming, the nation’s top coal-producing state, is the first to reject new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups mainly because of global warming components. The Wyoming Board of Education decided recently that the Next Generation Science Standards need more review after questions were raised about the treatment of man-made global warming.
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Alibaba's gender diversity puts Silicon Valley to shame
Quartz
Even before Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s IPO in New York later this year, it can clearly be counted as one of the country’s, if not the world’s, most-successful tech start-ups. It’s worth noting that the company’s fast-growth history includes something most of its Silicon Valley rivals lack — women. Of the company’s 18 founding partners, 6 are women.
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Study: Lectures aren't just boring, they're ineffective, too
Science
Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.
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