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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.

08/27/2014

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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is Crucial

Women make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.

08/27/2014

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The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital Age

American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

08/27/2014

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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

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Rockets and ‘Rithmetic: Engineers’ Tutoring Pays Off For Students

What do you get when you add pizza, probability, teenagers and engineers? Improved test scores, students say.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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Cyber Champions Tour Washington

A team of students from the University of Central Florida won the Raytheon-sponsored National Cyber Collegiate Defense Competition earlier this year.

08/27/2014

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Pittsburgh Most Livable City in Continental U.S.

Once again, Pittsburgh has been named the most livable city in the continental United States.

08/26/2014

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Changes In Place As Pittsburgh Public Schools Students Return To Class

Students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools were met with some changes as they returned to the classroom today.

08/25/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools To Provide Free Lunches To All Students

When students return to the Pittsburgh Public Schools for the coming year, they will get something many students in other school districts won’t get.

08/20/2014

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Free iTunes App Designed To Help Pa. Students Pass Keystone Exams

Jessica Schuster Papariello has been teaching biology for nearly 10 years at the Fox Chapel Area High School, and she was part of the state’s Department of Education team to develop a new Apple iTunes application to help students prepare for the Keystone Exams.

08/19/2014

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New Pitt Chancellor Takes Over

The University of Pittsburgh has a new chancellor.

08/01/2014

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$40M Education Grant Could Be Saved By State’s Ruling

Teacher evaluations are at the center of billionaire Bill Gates’ effort to improve public education in America.

07/29/2014

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