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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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The STEM Skills Gap: It’s not a pretty picture.

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that the demand for qualified STEM workers will only continue to increase in future. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that employment in STEM fields is expected to expand faster than employment in non-STEM occupations from 2010 to 2020 (17 percent versus 9.8 percent, relatively).[1] Considering that growth in STEM jobs was three times faster than non-STEM jobs over the past decade, the difference in the number of openings is not surprising. Although this […]

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Battelle and 13 states launch STEMx at U.S. News and World Report STEM Solutions Summit

To kick off the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 summit, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and a host of science, technology, engineering and math leaders announced the formation of STEMx, a multi-state network that will help connect policymakers with teachers, business leaders, and STEM organizations. “[STEM] is a genuine grassroots movement, and this is the first national meeting of this grassroots movement,” said Brad Smith, executive vice president and general counsel at Microsoft. “Let’s continue to find a way to use […]

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