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STEMworks: How Sweet It Is!

July 22, 2014

Summer’s the perfect time for treats – sundaes, smoothies, and STEMworks.  Yep, you read that right – the best new summer treat is STEMworks’ sweet new look!  The tool has been undergoing a redesign to make it more user-friendly and easier to find what’s best in STEM programs. We are pleased to announce the launch of the new site and encourage you to explore and share.

Tags: STEMworks

This Day in STEM, Moon Landing Edition - July 20th

July 18, 2014

In a moment that captured the attention of the world and changed the course of humanity, the first man stepped on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. This Sunday, we here at CTEq will celebrate the 45th anniversary of that STEM milestone by reliving the Apollo XI mission that brought three astronauts to the moon and returned them safely to Earth as pioneers of manned space exploration.

Tags: This Day in STEM, video

Common Core Round Up: The Debate Doesn’t Take a Holiday

July 16, 2014

Summertime and the livin’ is easy . . . unless you’re talking about Common Core.  Last month, CTEq CEO Linda Rosen discussed the ongoing battles in a number of states in our CTEq NOW newsletter (more here), but that was just the beginning of what state leaders have in store.

Tags: Common Core, STEM & the states, standards, K-12

There Are More STEM Jobs than You Think

July 14, 2014

Brace yourself for the next round in the battle over whether or not there is a STEM skills shortage. The Census Bureau reported on Thursday that almost three out of four people with a bachelor’s degree in STEM take jobs outside of STEM. “Aha!” cry the skeptics: that just goes to show that all those hard-luck cases with degrees in subjects like engineering or computer science have to settle for jobs outside of STEM to put food on the table.

Tags: STEM degrees

This Month in STEM, World Cup Edition - Jersey Tech

July 11, 2014

We’ve arrived at the last stage of the World Cup (Sunday’s final match between Germany and Argentina) and also the last installment of our STEM in soccer series!  If you’re like us, you’re sad to see the end of the tournament but, even more so, you’ll miss seeing fans show off their pride in their teams’ colors. 

Tags: This Day in STEM, technology

Guest Blog: Verizon Invests in ConnectED

July 10, 2014

Rose Stuckey Kirk is President of the Verizon Foundation and Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship at Verizon

By putting technology in K-12 students’ hands, President Obama’s

Tags: guest blog, technology, K-12

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2014

Our office is closed today, but we want to extend a very happy birthday to the United States, land of the innovators and home of discovery! 

This Month in STEM, World Cup Edition - Science of Group Stage

July 3, 2014

With this holiday week almost at an end, we're taking a brief look back at some of the best plays in the group stage of the World Cup and the scientific principles that made them possible. 

ESPN's Sport Science created a short video that analyzes three great goals and one amazing save from the first round of play and, believe it or not, knowing the STEM behind them makes them even more fun to watch!

Tags: This Day in STEM, science, video

Gallup Poll Shows Majority of Superintendents See CCSS as Improvement on Education

July 2, 2014

In the recently released “Understanding Perspectives on American Public Education,” a majority of school district superintendents from across the country offered their opinions on a variety of hot topics in education today, including Common Core State Standards. (SPOILER ALERT: it turns out that a majority think CCSS are an improvement!)

Tags: Common Core, infographic, K-12, standards

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