Introducing girls to computer science lessons in elementary school could help to build their confidence and interest in the field, according to University of Washington researchers in a recent study. Their findings show that if boys and girls have the same opportunities, they will show similar levels of interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Purdue University in Indiana is looking to launch a new online public university aimed at nontraditional students by purchasing the 15 campuses and learning centers of for-profit Kaplan University. According to the terms of the deal, which must be approved at both state and federal levels, Kaplan will continue to run the schools and collect a 12.5% fee for the first five years.
National Board Certified Teacher Sydney Chaffee, the Council of Chief State School Officers' 2017 National Teacher of the Year, attended a ceremony at the White House. President Donald Trump welcomed Chaffee, a ninth-grade teacher from Dorchester, Mass., and other state teachers of the year to the Oval Office.
Students at a Maine high school are being immersed in US history through role-playing as participants in the "Coming of Age in America," a program created by the nonprofit Game Loft. Students gather weekly after school to wear costumes and act out scenes based on events of the US Civil War, with next year's studies to cover 1880s and the 1960s.
The bring-your-own-device trend increasingly is doing away with traditional school computer labs. In some cases, schools are upgrading their computer labs from rows of solitary desktops to communal spaces that allow students to use their own devices and work together.
IE Business School in Spain has the top online MBA degree program, followed by Warwick Business School in the UK, according to the annual QS Distance Online MBA Rankings. Recent Graduate Management Admission Council data show high demand for online MBA programs.
Many students from India say they are reconsidering applying for college in the US after President Donald Trump's immigration order and reassessment of H-1B visas. However, Trump says those in the country legally, or those protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, can "rest easy."
Students at a North Carolina high school recently participated in a job fair, in which they met with area employers and submitted resumes and job applications. The event was the culmination of the school's Senior Employment Initiative, in which students also learned skills in resume writing and conducted mock interviews.
Two Arizona middle school principals credit a response-to-intervention program implemented three years ago with improvements in student achievement. Every four and a half weeks, teachers analyze students' grades and have students needing extra help attend an intervention lab during time scheduled for electives until they catch up.
NASA's Cassini space probe sent back the first pictures from its dive between Saturn and its rings this week, giving scientists a new look at the planet's atmosphere, including a massive storm. Cassini takes the next of a series of dives on Tuesday before it plunges into the atmosphere in September.
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