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Encourage girls to study science, close STEM gender gap

The Orlando Sentinel – Laine Powell Women are breaking glass ceilings at unprecedented rates, assuming a variety of executive positions in a wide range of professional fields. Most recently, our nation looked on as Kamala Harris became the first woman and first woman of color to hold the office of vice president. These triumphs are shaping the future as young girls and women look to see what opportunities their futures may hold. Read More:...

Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic World

Ed Week – Mark Lieberman The future of work looks quite a bit different now than it did a year ago. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to confound even the most accomplished futurists’ efforts to make predictions about what lies ahead. Even with that lingering ambiguity, companies have already begun shifting their priorities and rethinking their expectations for the next generation of employees, who will enter the workforce having experienced all manner of unforeseen shifts in the work people are doing and the techniques for doing it well. Read More:...

7 Must-Read Children’s Books To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Forbes – Moira Forbes As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day and the achievements of women throughout history, how do we empower the next generation of bold leaders? Look no further than your bookshelf. The past year has brought an inspiring collection of children’s books by powerful women for ambitious and curious girls that can help expand an early reader’s sense of what’s possible and inspire minds of any age. Read More:...

3 tips to engage students in math feedback during remote or hybrid learning

E-School News – Michelle Dorsey Students submit work, teachers grade work, we move on. Sound like what happens in classrooms? Mine neither. However, when we transitioned to remote learning I found myself falling into this cycle. The consequences were obvious immediately–student work deteriorated. Read More:...

Make financial literacy a graduation requirement

The Santa Fe New Mexican – Doug Lynam We don’t teach children the language of finance, and then we wonder why most adults struggle with money. We send young adults into the world financially illiterate, and then they fall into terrible predicaments because they’ve never been given the tools for success. The world of finance has a unique vocabulary, set of rules and etiquette. This world is a bizarre parallel place, operating side by side with your everyday existence. Read More:...