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Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

Birmingham is brimming with talented black students in STEM fields — why aren’t there more black-owned businesses?

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

School districts are pushing career exploration into middle and lower grades, convinced the preparation necessary for tomorrow’s jobs needs to begin earlier

Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway

Ian Fairhurst, who integrates educational technology into grades K-6 at Knox Grammar Prep, showed a session participant how to use a VR headset at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia.

Virtual field trips bring students face-to-face with Earth’s most fragile ecosystems

First-person environmental experiences engage learners and foster empathy, teachers say

Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

Study shows two universities have begun to match UMBC’s model of STEM achievement

era of automation

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

A reader asks: What do colleges need to offer students so they can succeed in an era of automation?

vocational high schools in nj

Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

New Jersey’s county-run career and technical high schools are helping to revive vocational education — but critics say some cherry-pick the best and the brightest

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

A reader asks: What’s the outlook for America’s middle class? And does a college degree still pave the way into it?

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

His startup offers virtual science labs, but he hopes that’s only the beginning

New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

The Max Planck Academy will give high school students extensive research experience as they pursue diploma and associate degree

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