The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.
While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
A five-week summer program focused on math and technology leads to a robotics competition for hundreds of city students.
They call it the “summer slide” — children forgetting some of what they’ve learned in school as their minds sit idle in the summertime.
From building rockets to programming robots, this is easy work for hundreds of young girls in Maryland.
Positive news on the Maryland job front. The US Department of Labor has released the annual job report for 2013.
Aberdeen High School received a big honor Friday. The students there beat out 500 other high schools for a national recognition.
A program to help low-income middle schoolers from the city get the grades needed to get into college took a field trip Monday.
A team of high school students from South River High School in Edgewater is one of 10 winners of a national competition to develop mobile applications that address a need or problem in their schools or communities.
Libraries are in the business of loaning books, entertainment and digital items. But now Harford County is putting together special plastic boxes filled with science materials that will teach preschoolers and keep their parents happy.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., will deliver the keynote address for the Black Engineer of the Year Award luncheon.