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Starting out $30,000 in debt? Don’t just blame your college

When a student graduates high school, we expect them to be able to choose one of three paths: college, a job, or starting their own business. For many students, it seems clear that high school alone has only prepared them for a fourth option: none of the above. Today’s high school diploma just doesn’t mean what it used to.

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Congrats to Tennessee students

Guest post from David Burns, Director of STEM Innovations Networks at Battelle What gets measured, gets done. The 2013 Tennessee state assessment scores, published yesterday by the Tennessee Department of Education, are evidence of that. This year’s class posted major gains in STEM. Algebra II scores alone jumped by more than 8 percent. Tennessee teachers, students, parents, Governor Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman deserve a round of applause. By focusing on STEM as a state, they are creating more […]

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Taking STEM Out of the Classroom

It can often be difficult to engage students in a traditional school environment.  For Columbus City Schools (CCS), a solution to this problem came in the form of a STEM-centered field trip.  During the month of February, The Ohio State University (OSU) hosted at least two high school STEM-related events: STEM Fest hosted by the Lambda Psi Engineering Honorary and STEM Initiatives’ Breakfast of Science Champions. The 4th annual STEM Fest took place at the OSU student union and hosted 225 […]

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The High School Internship: How-to

To follow up on the previous post, this blog entry will focus on how to get an internship. For some schools, internship experiences are integrated into the curriculum. For example, at MC2 STEM High School, students are expected to have at least one internship experience before graduation. Every year, nearly half of the school’s 10-12th grade students participate in internships; by graduation, approximately 25-35 percent of the students have done multiple internships. So what is the key to this success? […]

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The High School Internship: A Hidden Gem

Internship. Career fairs put this word in the spotlight and college students turn their heads at its mere mention. Some would say that it’s just a fancy word for a part-time job, but an internship is much more than that. To students, internship opportunities are the gateway between the classroom and the office—a peek at the everyday environment and responsibilities of a job field or company. They are so crucial to students’ growth (in both the professional and educational sense) […]

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