Matt Zalaznick

As voice-activated devices transition from homes to classrooms, dozens of teachers now lead spelling practice, present history lessons and interact with their students in new ways. Teachers also experiment with new modes of engagement that students will see in their professional lives. Read more>>

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Futurity

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. Read more>>

WJZ

The Baltimore Orioles partnered with the New York Mets and the Chicago White Sox to give K12 students across the nation access to hands-on, baseball-themed science lessons. Discovery Education and Major League Baseball have teamed up to launch this program in Baltimore County Public Schools. Read more>>

The Salt Lake Tribune

In addition to research, the National Science Foundation supports and funds educational programs to foster development of young scientists and engineers in K12 and college. With the NSF shut down, hundreds of students and teachers will see their work cut off and their paychecks stop. Read more>>

News 4

A recent three-day STEM training program provided 10 middle school educators with curriculum and classroom resources to teach students topics such as magnetism and circuits. Over the next five years, the Envirolution-run program plans to partner with more than 45 schools and train 125 teachers. Read more>>

KDKA

As part of the governor’s PAsmart initiative, more than 760 schools in Pennsylvania will receive $35,000 grants to expand their computer and technology courses. The goal is to ensure that students have the skills they need for high-demanding jobs. Read more>>

Forbes

Certainly, we need to do whatever we can to ensure that students from historically underrepresented populations have a chance to participate in STEM programs. But while many are pushing for a greater focus on STEM in school, alarm is spreading over what others have characterized as a crisis in civics education. Read more>>

Louisiana Tech University

The summer Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) allows high school students to work with scientists or engineers conducting STEM research at colleges and universities. Louisiana Tech has been approved as Louisiana’s only REAP site for 2019. Read more>>

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