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STEM-jobs

Jobs requiring STEM skills take longer to fill

The difficulty of filling STEM jobs is a challenge, and it's going to get worse. That's the assessment of a report published in early July. Across a range of industries and occupations, job postings for science, technology, engineering or math openings are being advertised on employers' web pages far longer than for non-STEM jobs, the new Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program study finds. "That's 100 percent correct," said Cynthia Smith, recruitment manager at the University of Kansas Hospital. "It's never been easy to find qualified people for specialized STEM positions. Those jobs have a tendency to take up to 12 weeks to fill,...

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technology-integration

Three new developments in K-12 technology integration

Technology skills for students and educators are essential for college and workforce success, particularly in an increasingly global economy. But how does technology integration match up with education…

kids-learning

About half of kids’ learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The…

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Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation

Though no learning model is perfect, flipped learning offers educators and students one way to boost engagement and make learning much more interesting and organic. And as more research…

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6 ways to fix 7 principal hiring challenges

Hiring a school principal isn't a small task--school leaders must be equipped to handle problems that come their way, all while supporting teaching and learning and modeling the…

mobile-learning

6 reasons mobile learning is booming

Mobile technologies are increasingly gaining support among school administrators, who opt for one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs to help deflect the costs of maintaining a mobile device initiative,…

Principal-Guide

5 resources to help principals excel

School principals juggle a multitude of responsibilities each day, as they attempt to balance building-level tasks with administrative and district-level duties. Now, school leaders have access to a free…

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Top state-by-state Twitter chats

Social media has unlimited uses in education, from helping students connect and collaborate to offering educators a place to share ideas, solve problems, and identify promising practices. Twitter…

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How do teachers use technology?

In education, it’s easy to get data from one school, district or even state. But national data, encompassing most teachers in the U.S., is no easy feat, and…

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What it takes to be a teacher

My Parisian mother was a teacher for a year as a favor to my private school when their French teacher unexpectedly quit one summer. “Sure, I could teach,”…

teachers-digital

6 ways teachers want to use digital tools

As states and educators implement the Common Core State Standards or revamp their own standards to be more rigorous and to prepare students for college and the workforce,…

Educator Resource Centers

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

The definition of “literacy” is evolving in the 21st century. Not only does it involve fluency in reading and writing, but it also implies an ability to think…

Rethinking Professional Development

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In too many schools, teacher professional development consists mainly of large group workshops without any follow-through or support—which leads to very little change in instructional practices. But that’s…