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Education secretary highlights importance of STEM

Education secretary highlights importance of STEM

From Valley Central: U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Rio Grande Valley to speak to students at Student Leadership Day at HESTEC in Edinburg. Duncan highlighted the importance of STEM education and reminded students that technology helps mold the future.
Scientists Successfully Create Brain-to-Brain Link

Scientists Successfully Create Brain-to-Brain Link

In a University of Washington experiment, subjects played a 20 Questions–style game through a direct brain-to-brain connection. The results? Amazing.
Water on Mars? NASA set for big announcement

Water on Mars? NASA set for big announcement

NASA's big press conference today appears to be a confirmation of periodically flowing water on the surface of Mars.
Would virtual reality classrooms help STEM education?

Would virtual reality classrooms help STEM education?

Presidential candidate Ben Carson has called for "Internet-based virtual-reality classrooms where we can put the very best teachers in front of a million students." Do you think this approach would give STEM education a boost?
Drones increasingly becoming common part of education

Drones increasingly becoming common part of education

Nebraska educators are using drones for STEM: "It just seemed to be an incredibly compelling way of engaging students, specifically in STEM concepts."
STEM Should Broaden, Not Narrow, the Curriculum

STEM Should Broaden, Not Narrow, the Curriculum

Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz argue in their Education Week commentary that STEM education is not a narrow focus on four subjects. Rather, it is an integration of subjects and perspectives.
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