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Future of Work Do Students Have Passion for Today's In-Demand Jobs? A New Analysis Says No
Student aptitude is higher than interest in industries where significant job growth is forecast, like energy and computer technology.
Lauraine Langreo, July 29, 2022
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A screenshot from the game, Minecraft Dungeon.
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Future of Work Want to Get Girls Interested in STEM Careers? Try Minecraft
Two teachers in Louisiana started an after-school club to get girls interested in STEM.
Lauraine Langreo, June 29, 2022
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David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 near Chicago, Ill., speaks about college and career readiness during a presentation at AASA's first annual Learning 2025 Summit on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Washington, D.C. High School District 214 is one of 13 "lighthouse" districts that were recognized for innovative work to improve school systems.
David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 near Chicago, speaks about college and career readiness at a summit in Washington.
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School & District Management School Districts Showcase What's Working to Improve Student Learning
School leaders from 13 districts shared strategies at a national summit by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
Libby Stanford, June 28, 2022
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Rita Murphy Elementary School kindergartener Jakinley Scholin works on an Ozobot activity. The Ozobots are small, handheld robots that move and follow a marker line.
Kindergarteners in North Dakota work on a robotics activity that uses Ozobots. In some Hawaii schools, students use VEX robots to learn robotics concepts and to help prepare them for STEM careers.
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Future of Work How a NASA-Supported Robotics Program Is Preparing Students for STEM Careers
A NASA-supported program partners with schools to implement robotics in the classroom.
Lauraine Langreo, June 27, 2022
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Aarnavi Gupta, 8, and her father, Chanchal, review a coding project about a family trip to the beach at “Creative Coding: A Morning of Making” as part of a Remake Learning Days program held at South Fayette Intermediate School on May 23, 2022 in McDonald, Pa.
Aarnavi Gupta, 8, and her father, Chanchal, review a coding project about a family trip to the beach as part of a program at South Fayette Intermediate School in McDonald, Pa.
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Future of Work Want to Spark Students' Interest in STEM? Initiative Brings Parents Into That Effort
Programs like Remake Learning Days are especially important at a time when there is a vast talent gap in the STEM industry.
Lauraine Langreo, June 8, 2022
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Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., practice flying on flight simulators.
Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., practice flying on flight simulators located in the school.
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Curriculum Photos PHOTOS: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World of Aviation
A curriculum designed to teach students the skills necessary for careers in the aviation industry connects the classroom to the real world.
Jaclyn Borowski , May 17, 2022
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Sophomore Byron Barksdale, left, and classmates from Magruder High School’s aviation program examine the inside of a charter plane at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
Sophomore Byron Barksdale, left, and classmates from Magruder High School’s aviation program examine the inside of a charter plane at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
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Curriculum Want Students to Become Better Problem Solvers? Then Teach Them to Fly Planes and Drones
A free, relatively new curriculum that teaches students about the concepts of flying planes and drones is growing quickly nationwide.
Kevin Bushweller, May 3, 2022
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Future of Work What Do Top U.S. Companies Think Schools Could Do Better? We Asked
Senior executives from Amazon, Salesforce, Southwest Airlines, and other companies identified problem-solving skills students should learn.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 3, 2022
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Sophomore Byron Barksdale, left, and classmates from Magruder High School’s aviation program examine the inside of a charter plane at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
Sophomore Byron Barksdale, left, and classmates from Magruder High School’s aviation program examine the inside of a charter plane at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
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Curriculum Video Planes, Drones, and Mathematics: How One Aviation Curriculum Is Opening Doors for Students
Students across the country are learning problem-solving skills in a curriculum that prepares them for careers in the aviation industry.
Jaclyn Borowski , May 3, 2022
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion 5 Ways Rural School Leaders Can Create Workforce Opportunities for Students
The key to offering high-quality, work-based learning opportunities to students in rural areas is community building.
Charles V. Khoury, February 14, 2022
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College & Workforce Readiness Spotlight Spotlight on Inspiring Innovation Through STEM Education
This Spotlight will empower you on ways to include more students of color, locate gifted students in unexpected places, and more.
January 16, 2022
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Curriculum Opinion Data Science Is the Future. Let's Start Teaching It
The subject needs to be part of rigorous math prep leading to college and careers, argues Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt.
Steven D. Levitt, January 7, 2022
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Privacy & Security Spotlight Spotlight on Cybersecurity
This Spotlight will empower educators to begin identifying the next generation of tech leaders, and more.
November 5, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion The High School Network Providing Students With On-the-Job Training
Rick Hess speaks with Cristo Rey Network President Elizabeth Goettl about the network's innovative work-study program.
Rick Hess, October 28, 2021
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