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Government Has No Idea Whether The Billions It Spends On STEM Education Is Working

April 01, 2018

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.

Apple's New Approach To Education Is Humbler, But Stronger

March 30, 2018

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.

What's Missing from STEM

March 29, 2018

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.