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March 24, 2015

STEM Institutes Offered to NYC School Leaders and Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

October 28, 2014

Campaign Aims to Recruit 1 Million STEM Women Mentors

The Million Women Mentor campaign has recruited 170,000 professionals to mentor girls in STEM fields in middle school through college, with a goal of 1 million volunteers.

October 22, 2014

Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses

Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.

September 30, 2014

School-Business Partnerships Needed to Solve Skills Gap

Edward Gordon, author of Future Jobs, tells construction leaders in Washington that companies need to work in concert with educators to better prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow.

August 05, 2014

ACT: Added Course Requirements Alone Don't Produce STEM Readiness

New research finds that states and districts seeking to boost college and career readiness in STEM fields must work to ensure that more students are prepared for challenging courses.

May 15, 2014

U.S. Department Aims to Boost Innovative Plans for College Affordability

With a new $75 million grant program, the U.S. department wants to help creative efforts to broaden access to college and boost student achievement.

January 22, 2014

Study Showing Value of Liberal Arts Education Counters Skeptics

Over time, liberal arts majors close the employment and salary gap, according to a new report.

January 09, 2014

Efforts to Support Career-Technical Ed. Ramp Up With New Plans

A draft of new plans to improve career-technical education were unveiled this week in various states.

October 02, 2013

Shutdown Suspends College Search Sites, but Campuses Affected Little

Higher education appears to be escaping direct hardships caused by the federal government's shutdown, but college search sites are suspended.

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