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This Week in EdTech – All about STEM

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STEM is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math – and it has the edtech world buzzing this week. Check out the top trending articles on the subject of STEM to hit the wire in the last week, ranging from the corporate learning space to K-12, and higher education.

Diversify Your Workforce: Leveraging the Employer-College Connection

As the need for STEM professionals grows, employers are struggling to find qualified workers, particularly in the field of engineering. The problem? White males continue to dominate the technical workforce, and participation from minority groups is severely underrepresented, in both the workforce and higher education. The solution? Read this article to find out.

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More Heart, More Art through STEAM

What would technology be without smart visual designs, movies, music, literature, or poetry? Art provides us with inspiration and motivation, yet this field of study continues to take a backseat in education. Check out this post to learn why we should add an ‘A’ for art in STEM.

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Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), or better known as the “nation’s report card” revealed eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than their male counterparts. This is only one among the many other findings of this report, so check out the full article to learn more.

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The Complex Data on Girls in STEM

Headlines like the above article on how grade 8 females scored higher than males makes for a catchy headline – but the underlying story is more complicated. The end-goal isn’t to pit the two genders against each other but to nurture the interest in STEM studies, so this interest can evolve into meaningful careers. Learn why we shouldn’t compartmentalize these sort of test results by gender.

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