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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:11
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 23, 2013 Contact:Christina GordonDirector of CommunicationsChange the Equation202.524.4381cgordon@changetheequation.org   Change the Equation STEM Salon Confirms STEM Workforce Shortage Bayer Facts of Science Education Survey Reveals Challenges that Fortune 1000...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 16:53
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 3, 2013 Contact:Christina GordonDirector of Communications            Change the Equation202.524.4381cgordon@changetheequation.org   Change the Equation Recognizes Four Exemplary STEM Learning Programs...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 09:05
Most states have adopted Common Core State Standards in mathematics but few are poised to award diplomas that will meet themContact: Claus von Zastrow COO/Director of ResearchChange the Equation202.626.5734cvonzastrow@changetheequation.org Alexis RiceCommunications DirectorNational School Boards...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 10:09
Open Letter Reaffirms Corporate America’s Investment in Student LearningFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Christina Gordon202.524.4381February 12, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – Forty-two Change the Equation member companies have signaled their support for Common Core State Standards in an open letter...
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 16:46
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 20, 2012—Today’s young people may never have to grow up, look back, and say “I wish I had known earlier in life what it took to accomplish my dream job,” thanks to a new online learning game that helps kids explore careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math...
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 09:53
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Christina Gordon202.524.4381Washington, D.C. – October 15 – Change the Equation (CTEq), a national coalition of more than 100 CEOs committed to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning for U.S. Pre K-12 students, announced that DuPont...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 17:02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Christina Gordon202.524.4381Change the Equation’s Ground-breaking Vital Signs Applauds Growth in STEM Learning, Notes Areas for Improvement Sept. 12 – Washington, D.C. –A new set of reports from Change the Equation (CTEq) paints a wide-ranging and in-depth picture of...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 09:42
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 3, 2012Contact: Cathleen Healy703-628-7729 (cell)Where the Jobs Are: STEM Fields New Study Shows STEM Job Posting Outnumber Unemployed People by Nearly 2-to-1WASHINGTON, DC – Change the Equation’s new Vital Signs report, “STEM Help Wanted,” paints a bright picture for...
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 16:27
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 12, 2012            Contact: Cathleen Healy202-524-4381“…do not mortgage [students’] future by dumbing down their educational expectations”Retired Intel Chair & CEO and CA High School Graduate Craig Barrett to Governor BrownIn a letter to...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 29, 2012     Contact: Cathleen Healy202-524-4381New Study Shows that AP Program Expanded by Change the EquationMember Companies Igniting Learning for Thousands of YouthA rigorous study just released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:25
The White HouseOffice of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseFebruary 06, 2012President Obama to Host White House Science FairEvent Will Highlight Winners of National Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) CompetitionsWASHINGTON, DC -- On Tuesday, February 7th, President Obama will...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 09:48
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cathleen Healy, 202-524-4381February 7, 2012 Business Coalition Igniting Learning in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology for Thousands of Youth Successful School-Business Partnerships Featured at White House Science Fair WASHINGTON, DC – At...
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 19:52
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 6, 2012Contact: Cathleen Healy, 202-524-4381  East Mecklenburg High School Freshman to Attend White House Science FairParticipation in Engineering Academy Fuels Dream to Become Environmental Engineer WASHINGTON, DC – East Mecklenburg High School (NC) freshman...
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 19:37
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 6, 2012 Contact: Cathleen Healy, 202-524-4381  Fountain-Fort Carson High School Student to Attend White House Science FairHigh-Quality AP Math and Science Classes Credited for Building Lifelong Skills WASHINGTON, DC – Fountain-Fort Carson High School (CO...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 16:28
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2012 Contact: Cathleen Healy, (202)524-4381 Change the Equation Joins Movement to Secure Excellent STEM Teachers100Kin10 Making Quick Progress Toward Goal of Training and Retaining 100,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Teachers in 10...
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 13:26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2012 Contact: Cathleen Healy, (202)524-4381STATEMENT ON QUALITY COUNTS 2012Geography is destiny for far too many young people“As today’s Quality Counts 2012 report makes clear, geography is destiny for far too many young people in the United States,” said Linda P...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 13:09
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 7, 2011      Contact: Cathleen Healy, (202)524-4381 or Stacey Mink, (410)962-5707NEW REPORT WARNS THAT U.S. STUDENT SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT THREATENED BY ALARMING STATE VARIATIONS IN MEASURING LEARNING Lack of consistency across states creates...
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 13:50
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2011                       Contact: Cathleen Healy, (202)524-4381Change the Equation Supports the Second Annual Computer Science Education Week Spotlighting the Importance of Computer Science to...
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 18:07
For immediate release Contacts: Barbara Michelman, bmichelman@changetheequation.org or 202-524-4381Fred Hawrysh, fred.hawrysh@accenture.com, 917-452-4398 Washington, DC – July 11, 2011 – Change the Equation, a national coalition of 110 CEOs committed to improving science, technology...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 18:04
New state-by-state reports examine STEM learning outcomes and offer recommendations  WASHINGTON, DC – A group of prominent chief executives this week sent letters to the nation’s governors, calling for higher proficiency standards in science and mathematics so that American students will be...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 17:57
New state-by-state “Vital Signs” reports offer states recommendations on improving STEM learning outcomes Business leaders pledge to support state leaders who resist political pressure to lower expectationsPublished Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:00 am What:   Policy briefing and release of...
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 17:56
On February 4th, The New York Times published an article suggesting that federal policies promoting high standards and accountability have threatened science fairs. Dr Craig R. Barrett, Chair of Change the Equation’s Board, responds: Amy Harmon’s article misses the mark when it implies...
Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 17:55
"This is our Sputnik moment. We’re rapidly running out of time. We need to act in a focused, concerted fashion and we need to do it now. Change the Equation is one important piece of the solution." Ursula Burns, Xerox CEO and CTEq Board member, in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.Click here...
Monday, January 24, 2011 - 17:54
President Obama will give his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 25th at 9 pm EST. This year, you will have an opportunity to submit your own question about the State of our Union for an exclusive interview with the President that Youtube will stream live two days later. Don’t...
Monday, December 6, 2010 - 17:52
Public invited to choose video that best shows how exciting jobs that use math and science can be.Washington, DC. December 6, 2010 – Change the Equation (CTEq) challenged its member companies in a contest to produce the best viral video showing students the cool jobs they can get if they excel...
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 17:51
At the White House’s first-ever Science Fair, President Obama named Change the Equation among the nation’s leading efforts “to help us move to the top in math and science education.” The Science Fair was part of President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign, which aims to move U...
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 17:50
Change the Equation (CTEq) is challenging its member companies in a contest to produce the best viral video showing students the cool jobs they can get if they excel in math and science. CTEq is inviting member companies to submit informative, creative and fun videos highlighting how an employee...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 17:43
At Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit last night, President Obama discussed Change the Equation's plan to spread innovative math and science programs to high-need communities across the country.  He said, "with the help of business leaders like Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox, we’ve...
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 17:34
On behalf of Change the Equation, Ogilvy PR conducted a survey to gauge Americans’ attitudes toward their math skills. Calculating the effects of America’s math problem: Many Americans admit that there have been times that they’ve found themselves saying they can’t do math and have had...
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 17:32
Announcement at White House Aims to Support Educate to Innovate and Increase Competitiveness of U.S. WorkforceContact: Jennifer Mastin Giglio -- 202-729-4248 Jennifer.Mastin@ogilvypr.com WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2010 – President Obama will announce today the launch of Change the Equation (...

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