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Posts tagged “STEM education”

December 24, 2013

Premium Lock IBM, Exxon, other businesses decry Texas retreat on tougher school math standards

STEM education news Texas is rolling back the requirement for Algebra II under pressure from lawmakers, some educators and business trade associations. They say advanced math skills aren't needed for many jobs, including those in the booming drilling industry. The move is opposed by a coalition of corporate interests including IBM Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and the Texas Association of Business.

Updated December 11, 2013

Premium Lock Raleigh school's 'Hour of Code' computer science event gets help from Coursefork

Computer science is a discipline taught in few U.S. schools. Online education startup Coursefork is partnering with Wiley Elementary School in Raleigh to help change that. Read how Coursefork is helping locally with the "Global Hour of Code" event.

Updated December 6, 2013

Premium Lock N.C.'s innovation economy ranks average compared to other states, report finds

North Carolina's economy falls squarely in the middle of the pack compared to other states, according to a new state report tracking the state's progress across a wide range of economic measures. The North Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday released the Tracking Innovation report, a snapshot of the state's performance across 38 economic indicators. Read more about the findings.

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Updated December 5, 2013

Premium Lock Lenovo, Kramden Institute team to launch PC lab, STEM training center

Since 2003, Kramden Institute has provided refurbished PCs to students who need computers. With help from Lenovo, Kramden is now expanding to computer instruction and STEM training. Read more about the effort.

November 26, 2013

Premium Lock NC STEM teacher training program seeking applications for 48 positions

STEM education news The North Carolina New Schools organization is accepting applications for its third class of prospective STEM teachers. The 15-month program includes school-based training, online coursework and is designed to produce more teachers.

Updated November 26, 2013

Premium Lock Analyze this: SAS steps up education commitment with Teradata deal

When it comes to education, SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight backs his talk with money and resources. On Monday, SAS expanded that commitment to create a better educated U.S. workforce by announcing a partnership with Teradata that will make analytics more widely available to college students - at no cost. While SAS has worked with Teradata to create the "Legion of Analytic Superheroes" to honor industry leader, this new effort is designed to generate student (and job-candidate) superheroes. The head of education at SAS talks with WRALTechWire about the decision.

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Updated November 22, 2013

Premium Lock Jacksonville student shows how broadband can bridge education gap

High school student Brooke Johnson takes classes near her home in Jacksonville and at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Read how the statewide NCREN network allows her to do that.

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Updated November 21, 2013

Premium Lock Technology skills gap threatens US future, author says

SAS will host a forum on Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by a lack of students focused on technology skills. SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and Jim Whitehurst, CEO at Red Hat, will reiterate their call for more STEM emphasis in schools. Leading the program will be Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of the new book "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap." Is the threat real? yes, says Beach, who talks with WRALTechWire about how this "skills gap" is the equivalent to a permanent recession.

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November 21, 2013

Premium Lock Author: Skills gap debate in US is about education, not immigration

SAS will host a forum on Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by a lack of students focused on technology skills. Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of the new book "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap," is coming to SAS to discuss what he sees as a major threat to the U.S. He also says the skills debate is not about immigration. Plus, STEM change begins at home.

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November 19, 2013

Premium Lock SAS produces 'heat map' tracking international job connections across U.S.

Following up on the first-of-its-kind "heat map" to track economic development in every North Carolina county, SAS has created a similar national map with the aim of helping further international education of U.S. students. SAS is working with the Asia Society and the Longview Foundation on the map, which was unveiled Monday. But data gathered for the project shows the U.S. needs to do more to educate students about the world - and the business opportunities available overseas.

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Updated October 21, 2013

Premium Lock Despite losing vision, SAS engineer keeps working to help others learn

Ed Summers has been fascinated by computers and programming since his college days at UNC. A degenerative retinal disease slowly deprived him of virtually all his vision but as a software engineer at SAS he continues to write programming and work with others who have disabilities in order to help them capitalize on the advantages of computers. With him 24 hours a day is his seeing eye dog Willie, who even has his own blog at SAS. Today in Raleigh, Summers and others will be encouraging students with disabilities to pursue STEM careers.

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October 8, 2013

Premium Lock India's tablet revolution - It's coming to a country near you

Editor's note: In September, WRALTechWire wrote exclusively about Triangle entrepreneur Chris Evans' efforts to bridge the technology divide in schools by providing low-priced tablet computers. He worked with former Triangle entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa on the project. Today, Wadhwa writes about how these tablets could revolutionize education.

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October 7, 2013

Premium Lock Real tech education: LA students quickly crack firewall, use iPads for games, not homework

Apple's iPad Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out.

September 20, 2013

Premium Lock Tech startups from education software to shoe makers pitch investors

As CED's Tech Venture Conference drew to a close, 16 companies representing a broad array of technological innovation pitched investors, seeking at least $6.1 million. Education receives plenty of attention from startups as well as a keynote speaker and North Carolina's governor.

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Updated September 19, 2013

Premium Lock Gov. McCrory touts low taxes, education as pillars of keeping N.C. businesses competitive

Gov. Pat McCrory touts broadband for education Lower taxes and education reform will be part of the changes that keep North Carolina competitive in years to come, Gov. Pat McCrory told an audience of about 600 people during his closing keynote speech at CED's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh.

September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Why education is a must: They promised us flying cars; instead we got caffeine spray

Vivek Wadhwa Opinion from Vivek Wadhwa: Frustrated that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs "were not on focused on breakthrough technologies that will take civilization to the next level", Peter Thiel announced the Thiel Fellowship in September 2010. He paid children $100,000 not to complete their college education. His plan was to have them build world-changing companies instead of wasting their time at school and being burdened by "incredible amounts of debt." So far, however, results have been meager.

Updated September 3, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle entrepreneur donates $50 tablets to bridge digital divide in schools

Entrepreneur Chris Evans turns to low-cost tablet computers to bring technology to underserved Raleigh students. Read more about the effort.

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Updated July 15, 2013

Premium Lock At NC School of Science and Math, broadband empowers students

In today's Broadband Report, Cardinal Gibbons High School senior Daniel OConnell talks with students at the North Carolina School of Science and Math to gain their perspective on the importance of broadband in today's classroom.

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