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Advance STEM education in bipartisan innovation and competition legislation

The Hill – Govs. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) and Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) Intelligence officials are sounding the alarm about the elevated threat of cyberattacks. Industries from banking to energy to transportation are warned to go “shields up” to protect our critical infrastructure from disruption. Building those “shields” starts in the classroom. To meet 21st century threats — and opportunities — it’s imperative we prepare students with a 21st century education. That means computer science Read More:...

The 6 Best Websites for Children to Learn a Foreign Language

Make Use Of – Joe Keeley Children generally find it easier and quicker to learn a language than adults; if you have kids of your own, you should encourage them to become multilingual. Whether it’s understanding other cultures, the freedom to communicate when traveling, or greater job opportunities, the benefits of learning another language can’t be overstated. Read More:...

Journeys into foreign languages

The Altavista Journal – Lynda Pinto-Torres Vaughn Smith, a carpet cleaner in the D.C. area, speaks at least 37 languages…so far. This well exceeds the 11 necessary to qualify as a hyperpolyglot. He’s intrigued by accents he hears and people he meets who speak a language he doesn’t know. On his own, he studies these languages. Unlike most people, he learns them effortlessly. Read More:...

Report finds early education critical for fostering women in engineering careers

Create Digital – Katie Goss Unlike professions such as law and medicine, engineering hasn’t come close to achieving gender equality across its industry. Despite women making up 47 per cent of all employed people in Australia, in engineering, they only make up 12 per cent of the workforce and 16 per cent of students studying at universities. “If we want more women to choose higher education in engineering, we need more girls to engage with engineering,” said the Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, a supporter of the Engineering for Australia Taskforce report. Read More:...

How Blockchain Can Encourage Learning

Ed Surge — Josh Weiss and Zoha Salman   Blockchain has gotten plenty of attention lately as a new mode of exchange, allowing experimental cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the sale of NFTs in ways that leave an unalterable, fully transparent public record that tracks the transfer and ownership of digital things. Read More:...