STEM gateways and federal higher ed plans: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at how a focus on physics can help educators engage students in further STEM study, as well as a program focused on inspiring and empowering students through experiential learning.
Meanwhile in higher ed, U.S. Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell recently detailed the Obama administration's higher ed vision for its final 200 days at a recent gathering in Washington, DC. And a new report from the National Association of College and University Business Officers shows 44% of campus business executives likely to retire within the next four years.
Be sure to check out our look at eagerness for U.S. higher ed partnerships among Cuban officials and more in the week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- Should schools think of physics as the gateway to STEM careers?: The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning trains teachers, regardless of their educational background, to teach physics to ninth-graders.
- Ed undersecretary shares Obama administration's home stretch vision: Ted Mitchell outlined four areas of higher education emphasis and acceleration at a recent innovation conference held in Washington, DC.
- Inspiring kids by teaching them they 'can': The We Can Project uses experiential learning to teach kids they can change the world, inviting them to come up with ways to do it.
- Report: 44% of college business execs likely to retire in 4 years or less: Colleges and universities will look to replace a workforce with increasing responsibility beyond campus budget and planning.
- Cuban officials eager for partnerships with US institutions: Government and higher ed representatives from both countries shared insights into opportunities to improve industry and build knowledge at a recent event in Washington.
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