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Higher Education in Science and Technology is Critical for Africa’s Development

News from World Bank Group: KIGALI, March 12, 2014—As Sub-Saharan Africa develops rapidly, it is estimated that the continent will need millions of engineers just to reach a single Millennium Development Goal, that of access to safe water and improved sanitation. However, there is a serious shortage of engineers—and also of scientists, health professionals and [...]

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Milestones in Science Education

News from New York Times: “Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today — especially in science, technology, engineering and math,” President Obama has declared. While the words may be new, the sentiment goes back a long way. As Michael Wysession, an earth and planetary scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, wrote [...]

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New Guidelines Call for Broad Changes in Science Education

News from New York Times: Educators unveiled new guidelines Tuesday that call for sweeping changes in the way science is taught in the United States — including, for the first time, a recommendation that climate change be taught as early as middle school. The guidelines also take a firm stand that children must learn about [...]

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NCTAF to hold summit aimed at boosting science, technology and math education

News from Washington Post: HANOVER, Md. — A national commission is holding a summit aimed at improving education in science, technology and math. The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is hosting the event at a Hanover hotel on Thursday. Representatives from The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Maryland Department of Education and [...]

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A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education – Center For American Progress

News from A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education – Center For American Progress: Linking Service Productivity Theory and Higher Education Reform SOURCE: iStockphoto A service view of the university ecosystem recognizes the relational nature of exchange between students, faculty, staff, higher education institutions, government, and other related actors. By Robert Lusch, Christopher Wu | [...]

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Collier, Lee education leaders split on Obama science, math teacher corps …

News from Naples Daily News: Local education leaders voiced mixed opinions on a $ 1 billion Obama administration plan to create a corps of master science and math teachers to improve student performance and close the achievement gap between American and international students. “There are ways to accomplish that goal without just throwing federal money [...]

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Obama plans $1B effort to build “Master Teacher Corps” of elite math, science …

News from CBS News: (AP) WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $ 1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math. The program to reward high-performing teachers with salary stipends is part of a long-term effort by President Obama [...]

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US student science scores draw concern

News from Fox News: U.S. eighth-graders made modest gains on the latest national science exam, but more than two-thirds still lacked a solid grasp of science facts, according to data released Thursday. The 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an exam administered by the Department of Education, showed that 32 percent of students were [...]

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‘Tech-knowledge-y’ highlights importance of science, math education

News from The Saginaw News – MLive.com: File | Saginaw NewsDelta College hosted “Tech-knowledge-y” on Saturday. The event focused on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, MI — The sectors of industry, education and government intersected on Saturday as Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, and the Midland section of the [...]

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Activists cry foul as Tenn. science education bill hits governor’s desk

News from msnbc.com: Erik Schelzig / AP Rep. Bill Dunn, left, and Rep. Harry Brooks, both Republicans from Knoxville, during a House session in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday. Dunn is the main sponsor of a bill seeking to allow teachers to question evolution. By Kari Huus, msnbc.com Activists were waging a last-minute battle Thursday to scuttle [...]

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