Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture's research and development site outside Seattle. And Bezos said Tuesday that thousands of people have expressed interest in eventually paying for a trip on a suborbital craft.
Marking a milestone in a major job-training initiative, the Obama administration says that IT skills will be at the heart of the continued economic recovery and the expansion not just of the technology sector, but all areas of the economy.
Media coverage of higher education often focuses on the increased cost of college that places its graduates into an overload of debt with no decent job at the end. What’s often missing in that coverage is how higher education globally is developing technological innovations that are tremendous catalysts of change.
Lack of price transparency makes it difficult for school districts to negotiate with vendors, Friedlander said. In the case of Apple’s iPads, for instance, the Technology for Education Consortium said it had found that prices ranged from $367 to $499 for identical devices. “This is just wrong,” Levy said. “This is taxpayer money.
When computer science professor Juan Gilbert goes into an elementary-school classroom to talk about his work with students, most of them have never considered being a scientist before, and have never met one.
For the second year in a row, the survey revealed near saturation of education technology; however, 2016 figures show that adoption of open educational resource in particular appears to be accelerating, with 73% of survey respondents reporting that they now use open resources more often than textbooks.
“For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start. America’s golden goose of commerce and innovation will continue to lay more and larger eggs,” Buffet commented. Needless to say, Buffett is referring to several industries, but a few that I think deserves special attention include America’s modern energy infrastructure.
The phrase “national security” brings to mind the goals of keeping our homeland safe from intruders, maintaining a strong military, and encouraging sound foreign policy. These aspects are essential; however, ensuring a top-notch education for our students should also be included in that list.
On Wednesday, the White House announced expansions to President Obama’s TechHire initiative, an effort to train and place Americans, including those in underserved or at-risk demographics, into the half-a-million, well-paying tech positions that employers across the nation are desperate to fill.
As Yogi Berra famously said, “Prediction is a difficult thing, especially about the future.” Predicting the structure of the labor market and U.S. economy in 2040 is a daunting task. But there is at least one thing we should be confident about: the unemployment and labor force participation rates then should be quite similar to the rates of today.