Education

N.C.'s Governor Needs Schooling

A recent study of 225 employers by Millenial Branding found that 34 percent of companies were recruiting students who majored in engineering and computer information systems and 30 percent were recruiting majors in liberal arts.


Robotics on a Roll in Some Schools

Robotics team members are getting varsity letters and patches, being paraded before school assemblies like other sports stars, and seeing trophies in the same lobby display cases as their football, basketball or baseball counterparts.


Majoring in Gold Mining? College Sees Degrees

Students will learn foundational skills in blueprint reading, problem-solving, rigging, vibration analysis, installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, basic welding, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mechanical drives, OSHA safety and CPR, industrial tools and equipment, electronics, repair and fabrication, shaft alignment, and preventive maintenance.


N.M. Lawmakers Focus on Degrees, PRC Qualifications

Reps. Tom Taylor, R-Farmington, and Paul Bandy, R-Aztec, originally had competing bills on qualifications for the five elected PRC members. Now they are combining on a bill that would limit the field of PRC candidates to those meeting prescribed standards.


Tucson Schools Ordered to Teach About Minority Cultures

A federal judge has ordered the Tucson Unified School District to begin offering culturally relevant courses in the next school year. The classes are to focus on the history, experiences and culture of Hispanic and African-American communities.


Sony Electronics Launches K-12 Initiative, a Tablet Education Program

The Sony Xperia Tablet S, the flagship device in the program, is being touted as uniquely positioned for the classroom curriculum.


Profile of Idaho Hispanic Population to be Released Wednesday

The roughly 200-page book "is intended to be particularly useful for program planners, project evaluators, state and local policy makers, educators, health care providers, researchers, the business community, and community members," according to a commission press release.


Students Using E-readers See Big Boost in Reading Ability

Michael Atwood, a seventh-grader at Highland Hills Middle School, had no interest in picking up a book and finishing it from one cover to the other.


LeadAmerica Moves Texas Student Jacob Sanchez Forward

Jacob Sanchez's presence at the inauguration was part of his attendance at the LeadAmerica Presidential Inaugural Leadership Summit. He was selected because of his SAT scores and his answers on a survey from LeadAmerica.


As College Debt Grows, Students Delay Payment

Borrowers on the hook for more than half of student loans are delaying principal and interest payments, contributing to rising balances for recent graduates who face a weak jobs market, according to a new study.


Hilmar Cheese Offering Scholarships for College

The program is open to high school seniors and college students who have an agricultural major and are living in counties where Hilmar Cheese is located -- Merced and Stanislaus counties as well as Dallam and Hartley counties in Texas.


Report Finds Grim Outlook for City's Impoverished Hispanics

Study found that impoverished people, blacks and especially Latinos are at higher risk for a multitude of health problems including obesity, diabetes and lack of insurance.


Report: Lion's Share of At-risk Funding Not Going to N.M. Cubs

According to an LFC report, among issues leading to a lack of equity is the fact that New Mexico's at-risk youth only receive about $71 million of the roughly $2.3 billion funding pie.


Sara Martinez Tucker Named President and CEO of NMSI

Former Undersecretary of Education Sara Martinez Tucker has been selected as president and CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), effective March 1.


Should Colleges Be Judged by Job Success?

Should public universities and colleges in North Carolina be judged and funded primarily by how well they groom students for the job market?


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