Fairfax County Public Schools has selected Mackin Educational Resources as its provider for all print and digital books, audiobooks, videos, and other resources for its school libraries and professional library collections. Mackin will supply all the necessary infrastructure, expertise and customization required through 2025.
The tension between demographics and academic excellence is prompting scholars to take a closer look at the data on scores and grades and how well entry exams, such as the one associated with New York City's elite public high schools, predict achievement. But one researcher thinks the most consistent bias might be against gender.
Children who immigrate to the U.S. study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to a greater presence in STEM careers, according to new research. While about 20 percent of U.S.-born college students major in STEM subjects, 36 percent of those who arrive in the U.S. after age 10, and who come from countries whose native languages are unlike English, focus on STEM subjects.