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In an effort to get more girls at Red Bank to participate in the cybersecurity challenge, teacher Mandy Galante, center, recruited girls from nontech classes, including a dozen from a creative writing class. “We want to get the girls who never even thought of doing this,” she said.

Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding: Why are women locked out?

How high schools are trying to attract girls to this lucrative tech field

Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity

Not just classes but even the design of the school day can be personalized, in a bid to help all students succeed

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

Because preschool programs that include all kids boost low-income 4-year-olds’ reading scores, they could be a better way to spend tax dollars, according to a Dartmouth economist.

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First-gen students at elite colleges go from lonely and overwhelmed to empowered and provoking change

Fourth conference of IvyG network is a far cry from the first one

Instructors Kyle Garvin and Hannah Balagot, both professional theater performers, teach choreography to students at Yung Wing School.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

A program founded by a former Broadway star is part of a growing movement to introduce students to theater at younger ages

Jerry Hughes, a retired federal mediator, coaches Niles West students who’ve been cast as union representatives.

Can educating kids about unions prepare them for the future of work?

Labor history is often missing from textbooks, but some schools are finding creative ways to teach economic justice

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Students at STEM School Academy in Douglas County start the computer program to run their historical figure head with artificial intelligence.

Teachers want to prepare students for the jobs of the future — but feel stymied

Many educators say meager budgets prevent them from developing new ways of teaching in-demand soft skills

A girl at recess runs at the Heart Butte School on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana. Overshadowed by attention to the challenges faced by nonwhite high school graduates in cities, low-income black, Hispanic and native American students in rural areas are equally unlikely to go on to college.

Economics, culture and distance conspire to keep rural nonwhites from higher educations

Eclipsed by urban counterparts, rural nonwhites go to college at equally low rates

In this file photo, a high school student at a Mississippi school works on a math assignment.

Most Americans say U.S. STEM education is middling, new poll finds

Efforts to get more women and minorities into high-wage STEM jobs have yet to yield big results

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