Tagged with STEM

National Magazine Focuses on Tech Ed Awareness

The magazine that turned college rankings into a big business is taking a long, close look at career and technical education. Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News and World Report, sees the business opportunity in ranking technician education programs and the news value in covering the national STEM (science, technology, engineering and … Continue reading

Tuning In to Dropping Out

. . . Over the past 25 years, the total number of students in college has increased by about 50 percent. But the number of students graduating with degrees in STEM subjects has remained more or less constant. Consider computer technology. In 2009 the United States graduated 37,994 students with bachelor’s degrees in computer and information … Continue reading

Government Awards to Minority Serving Institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 12 colleges and universities that serve large minority populations will receive $2,898,578 in grants to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP), grants were awarded to institutions in California, the District of Columbia, … Continue reading

Obama Administration Awards Nearly $500 Million in First Round of Grants to Community Colleges for Job Training and Workforce Development

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter today announced nearly $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for targeted training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers. The grants support partnerships between community colleges and employers to develop programs that provide … Continue reading

College and Career Readiness? Do We Need to Clear the Path?

In recent months tremendous amounts of discourse have surrounded the topic of college and career readiness for students graduating from secondary schools around the United States and the world. A recent eSchool News report noted that the Metlife report, titled The Metlife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers shows a … Continue reading