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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is Crucial

Women make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.

08/27/2014

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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

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Rockets and ‘Rithmetic: Engineers’ Tutoring Pays Off For Students

What do you get when you add pizza, probability, teenagers and engineers? Improved test scores, students say.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital Age

American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

08/27/2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champions from the University of Central Florida, in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in Washington, D.C., August 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Cyber Champions Tour Washington

A team of students from the University of Central Florida won the Raytheon-sponsored National Cyber Collegiate Defense Competition earlier this year.

08/27/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Study: Parental Involvement Has Little To No Impact On Kids’ Grades

Researchers analyzed 30 years worth of data, tracking the different ways parents participate in their children’s academic lives — helping with homework, observing a child’s class and volunteering at their school — and the impact they have.

03/31/2014

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Christie Holds Ceremonial Signing Of Immigrant Tuition Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a ceremonial signing of a bill Tuesday that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status.

01/07/2014

Parents and teachers protest against the Common Core academic standards on Nov. 13, 2013, outside Mineola High School (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Emotions High At Common Core Forums On Long Island

About 800 people packed into the Mineola High School auditorium in Garden City Park on Wednesday night to give Commissioner John King Jr. an earful.

11/13/2013

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott attends Common Core teacher training session, August 8, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

State PTA President: Delay Common Core Testing

State PTA President Lana Ajemian announced the group is launching a campaign called “Hear Our Voice,” which aims to convince the state to halt Common Core testing for at least one year.

11/12/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during an Economic Address at The Port of New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Obama: Veterans Deserve Thanks, And A Chance At A Good Civilian Life

In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to say “thank you” to all that have defended the country as Veterans’ Day approaches.

11/09/2013

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Cuomo: ‘I Am Against Tax Increases — That’s My Position’

A major issue for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is making sure wealthy New Yorkers pay more taxes to fund education, but anything that happens would have to go through Albany.

10/26/2013

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ACLU To Connecticut Officials: Single-Sex Classrooms Would Be Unconstitutional

In a letter to state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, the ACLU criticized a report on the issue as inadequate.

10/02/2013

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