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Decoding Coding

As discussions about the importance of both STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) education and career and technical education (CTE) continue to increase, a greater emphasis is being placed on the role of coding in classroom instruction. So much so that earlier this year, President Barack Obama called for…

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Student #STEM Inspiration

Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of sources. When we think of subjects like STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) or computer coding, we often think of pioneers like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs as sources of inspiration. Typically, a 15-year-old girl isn’t the first person to come…

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The Value of College

With the start of a new school year, there is renewed discussion on the value of a college education. Over at The New York Times, Kwame Anthony Appiah looks at the question, What is the point of college? And on LinkedIn, Michael Fertik asks, Is…

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Destination: STEM

Earlier this summer, US News & World Report released its 2015 STEM Index, highlighting the latest when it comes to hiring, degrees earned, and general interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM is not a new topic of discussion. For years, we have been…