With more factory jobs now demanding education, technical know-how or specialized skills, many US plants are struggling to fill positions.
The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. And it gives big new leeway to states in calling the shots.
Meet the company that's unlocking inner-city kids' potential... by teaching them to build and operate drones!
Mike Rowe testifies before Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on how CTE can help close the skills gap, empower students to succeed and the need to reform the current law.
So what does it take to be an engineer? What qualities, strengths and interests? Hear it from engineering students: What attracted them to the field and what drives them to make the world a better place?
The K–12 Computer Science Framework promotes a vision in which all students critically engage in computer science issues; approach problems in innovative ways; and create computational artifacts with a personal, practical, or community purpose.
Alt School, located in Palo Alto, California, is an experiment in customized learning environments.
What happens when you start college with no path ahead of you? You explore. Professor Tracey Holloway discusses her career, from beginning of college to working with students and helping them find the path for them. Holloway works to create more "on-ramps" or paths for STEM students while fostering creativity and excitement.
MythBusters host Adam Savage talks to KQED about the importance of fostering the instinct to make things by hand at Maker Faire.
NEW Think & Learn Code-a-pillar from Fisher-Price. Toy caterpillar with interchangeable body segments designed to develop coding skills of sequencing and planning, problem solving, and critical thinking among preschoolers.