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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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#DontQuitOnMe

Through its GradNation initiative, America’s Promise Alliance has been doing some incredibly important work focused on how to improve high school graduation rates and how to ensure every child has an opportunity to succeed, both in high school and beyond. Earlier this fall, GradNation released…

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Seeking Scholarships?

As today’s high school seniors begin thinking of their postsecondary futures, paying for college is often one of the top considerations. And as college costs continue to rise, it is an issue that becomes more and more important to families looking for the right futures…

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Jobs of Tomorrow

No, this isn’t about a new exhibit at Disneyworld’s Epcot Center. Over at Fast Company, they took a look at 10 of what could be the “hot” jobs in the year 2030. As a society, we often talk about preparing our children for the future….

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#TeachersInspire

Typically, the education community chooses to use May as its moment to celebrate all of those who lead our classrooms and teach our children. Across the nation, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day, with many organizations and communities honoring the entire week or even month to…

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Back-to-School Math

With the 2015-16 school year in full swing, it can be easy to underestimate the true impact public education has on a family, on a community, and on the nation. We often think of school just as it relates to our family or our neighborhood….

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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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Career and Technical Education and You

Last June, ERCA hosted a Twitter town hall on career and technical education and the important role CTE plays in helping today’s students chart their career futures. Working with SkillsUSA and The Manufacturing Institute, we discussed the CTE challenges facing today’s students, leading career interests,…