Emily Ann Brown

Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy and keynote speaker at the recent 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, discusses how technology will impact education in the years ahead. Technology will also be used to track student progress, work habits and problem-solving methods, he says. Read more>>

District Administration

In an uncommon move in New York, the assistant superintendent for curriculum at Hampton Bays Schools and the chair of the mathematics department at Suffolk County Community College created a high school course that mirrors the class that students deficient in math take when they start college. Read more>>

The Times-News

Five Points Junior High School hosted a STEM Symposium. The students were challenged to initiate creative solutions to problems involving sugars and salts, ionic conductivity, DNA structure and angular momentum. Each student had the opportunity to take part in five separate workstations. Read more>>

KTVB

Women make up only 21.6 percent of those working in STEM fields in Idaho. A Boise organization is tackling this gender gap by encouraging more girls to study and enter STEM career paths. She Tech is a day-long event at Boise State where 250 high school girls are encouraged to touch, explore, interact and have fun with technology. Read more>>

KHGI

Educational Services Unit 11 announces a new initiative to bring a mobile STEM lab to schools. Students will be able to explore potential careers available in south central Nebraska and learn about the skills businesses seek when filling STEM-related positions. Read more>>

Penn State News

High school students currently in grades 10 or 11 are invited to apply for the STEM Summer Enrichment Program at Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology. The free two-week program will introduce high school students to STEM disciplines and careers through hands-on activities in areas including mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and physics. Read more>>

NJTV

Gov. Phil Murphy announced that 29 school districts are being awarded grants totaling $2 million that will cover 900 seats. He also announced that a nonprofit is launching a privately funded fellowship program for elementary school math teachers to improve their skills. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Education will be shifting $13.6 million in federal funding to low-income districts for a range of programs including STEM. Read more>>

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