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Employer Advice Most Valued, Least Used in Choosing College Major

While previous studies have examined the long-term impacts of college choice and majors on career opportunities and economic mobility, less understood is how students decide what to study.

U.S. Dept. of Ed Grant Priorities Push School Choice Plus STEM

The Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education is taking public comments on her proposed priorities for $700 million in discretionary grants the agency will issue annually in the coming years.

Finding Innovation under ESSA

While the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) holds the promise of helping states transform their K-12 public education, one reform organization fears that true innovation will get lost in the shuffle.

Can the Performing Arts Boost Student Outcomes in STEM Disciplines?

A recent paper from North Carolina State University suggests this might just be the case.

$50,000 STEM-Focused Teacher Grant Deadline Approaching

The program will support projects around global issues such as climate change and food, water, and air quality.

Itslearning Updates LMS with Better Reporting and Analytics Tools

With the new release, users can access reports on trends, current platform use, curriculum management and student performance.

Online Guide Helps Students Learn How to Create Immersive Media

Among the topics: how to identify the "big ideas" worth exploring and personalize them; how to do 360-degree recording and handle pre-production, production and post-production; and how to share the film "with the world" and assess its impact. There's also an educator resource on integrating video production into the curriculum.

National Academy of Sciences Starts Framing Data Science Education

The goal of the project is to envision what the field might look like in the future to help institutions better understand what they need to do "to move data science education in that direction."

Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students

Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees. The University of Montana is looking to remedy that situation with the help of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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