For years, the strategy for teaching and promoting STEM was conducted in silos, where K-12, college and university education and professional career development each focused on its own community without looking at transitions, bridging the gaps or passing the “STEM baton” from one life stage to another.
Between 2011 and 2016, the government spent roughly $3 billion annually on STEM education, but the total number of federal programs fell from 209 to 163. The committee attributed the changes to agencies launching, discontinuing and consolidating programs, but GAO found only 49 of the 109 programs that remained active between 2011 and 2016 were ever evaluated.
Junk science is no longer welcome at the Environmental Protection Agency. Administrator Scott Pruitt has declared war on what he calls “secret science” - the process whereby EPA regulators have been able to craft rules using non-publicly-available science data.
It's going to take more than saving frogs from a grisly death for Apple to take over schools. The company announced its latest iPad update at an education themed press event on Tuesday inside a Chicago public school. The flashiest news was that the $326 iPad now works with the $99 Apple Pencil stylus.
Apple’s new stance seems to be that kids can interact with iPads in ways that are unique. iPads have a point of view on education. And while not every school–or even most of them–can choose the iPad as its classroom computer, Apple is motivated to remove every obstacle that it can, making the experience as valuable as possible for the kids who use them and the educators who help the kids.
The STRONGER Patents Act was designed to “strengthen the United States’ crippled patent system” by restoring patents as property rights, making court standards uniform and giving startups a better chance to protect their property from entities with much greater resources while also
As awareness of bias has increased, so too have efforts to address the subtle ways in which women find their work devalued. But in many institutions, women still struggle to get male peers and supervisors to acknowledge the problem.
When administrators in Ohio’s Mentor Public Schools were buying MacBooks during the 2015-16 school year, the local Best Buy was offering a lower price than Apple, even after the company’s standard discount for school districts. Superintendent Matt Miller pushed for a better deal, but Apple said it would not budge from its price list.
The old rock song goes “don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology.” Unfortunately, that is also a good description of most high school curricula. With science and technology playing an ever larger role in our everyday lives to say nothing of our careers, a large percentage of teachers say they are not teaching Agri-Science.