STEM

Pittsburgh transforms city-owned recreation centers into tech learning centers

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For one week, Pittsburgh will evolve five of the city’s 10 recreation centers into technology education hubs in order to bridge the “digital divide.”

White House sending $150M in grants to local IT training programs

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The Department of Labor hopes to jumpstart efforts in communities across the country to educate workers on the latest tech skills.

Education innovation clusters coming to Chicago

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The clusters are networks of school districts, edtech startups and community organizers that meet to discuss how to deepen education through technology.

Exchange program exposes Middle Eastern girls to coding

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The State Department program, started in 2011, introduces nearly 30 teenage girls from the Middle East to Java programming and advanced computer coding.

STEM camps: Agencies, schools get in the game

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A growing number of government agencies, schools, startups and traditional camps are offering tech programs that appeal to kids' inner technophiles.

Education officials want kids, teachers to be main players in 'Games for Learning'

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Edtech leaders encouraged developers at the Games for Learning summit to create virtual programs that teachers can use in the classroom.

Can STEM save Sweet Briar College?

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A financially troubled Virginia liberal arts college for women looks to tap the growing demand for STEM education as a way to keep the school alive.

Does engineering interest in Utah match job openings?

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Despite the University of Utah graduating more engineers than ever, the state still struggles with filling private sector positions in the field.

Obama's free community college proposal includes technical training

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President Barack Obama's proposal to make community college free for million of students includes a technical training fund to get graduates ready for IT jobs.

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