Free Housing, Other Efforts Try To Attract Women To TechIt's the latest effort to get more women into the male-dominated industry
After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM EducationAfter school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
‘Youth CareerConnect' Grants Fund STEM Focused ProgramsCareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A DifferenceWith their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.
Engineering A Love For Science In KidsKevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
Vice President Biden Leads Initiative On Job-Training ProgramsMore than three million job openings in the U.S. go unfilled for months, according to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Washington Receives $170K Education Grant The grant also will support Inslee's launch of the STEM Education Innovation Alliance
Higher Education Integral For Preparing Seattle's Tech Savvy WorkforceFor educational technology teacher Douglas Hall, higher education is integral for preparing tomorrow’s technologically savvy employees.
Nonprofit WA STEM Celebrates ProgressA campaign to help Washington kids go from fearing — and sometimes flunking — math and science to embracing careers that require technical skills is celebrating its first anniversary this week. So far, nonprofit Washington STEM has given out $3 million for programs that will reach about 16,000 children around the state, and is reporting modest, but measurable progress.
A Guide to Project Based High SchoolsA fairly new concept in education, project based learning is designed to not only educate students in the subjects required for high school graduation, but to prepare students for workplace environments - even as teenagers. Skill sets like team building, productivity, research and oral presentations are part of the learning process. There are several public high schools around the Sound that have adopted these ideas, and are thriving.