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Education in America is on the cusp of a dramatic change. Will the country let it happen?

February 17, 2016

Just training teachers in computer science is a giant endeavor on its own. The country will essentially “have to start from scratch—start with teachers the way we would start with children,” Barbara Stengel, a professor at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, tells Quartz.

China Closing Tech Gap With U.S., Pacific Air Chief Says

February 16, 2016

“The technology gap certainly is closing, there’s no denying that,” General Robinson said Tuesday in an interview. “The difference between that technology gap is the training that the United States air crew get. That training and the way our airmen work every single day, no matter what platform that they are on, and all the people that support those airmen to do that job.

Struggles of famous scientists inspire STEM students

February 16, 2016

Education policy makers have increasingly emphasized the importance of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education. For many students, science doesn't come easy, and a steep learning curve can be discouraging. According to new research, one way to keep students engaged and encouraged is to teach them about the struggles of famous scientists.