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Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The Weather

Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.

10/20/2014

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‘First In The World’ Grant Program Challenges Colleges To Increase Access And Affordability

The State University of New York Oswego will partner with two area community colleges to help two-year graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs.

10/20/2014

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After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM Education

After school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

10/20/2014

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

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Smart Mouse: Using Your Grip As Your Computer Password

The “Biometric Pressure Grip” is a sensor that measures how hard and how tightly someone holds a mouse, then uses that information as part of a multi-step login process.

10/13/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.

10/13/2014

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Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?

The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.

10/06/2014

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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

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Family Fights School District For Failure To Catch Up Sick Daughter

Hallie Jerve has fought health problems for years. And her parents say her school isn’t helping her keep up when she misses class — like the law says it should. Doctors delivered the diagnosis before Hallie celebrated her second birthday. “Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and it was stage four,” said Hallie’s mother, Melissa Jerve.

09/24/2014

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Marriage Made In The Heavens: Storm-Chasing Engineers Share Passion For Extreme Weather

Storm chaser Scott Nicholson remembers the day he first fell in love with extreme weather.

09/22/2014

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For The Love Of Science

The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.

09/22/2014

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Why Every College Student Should File A FAFSA

The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.

09/22/2014

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What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant Program

The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.

09/22/2014

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Education Of A Hacker: One Woman’s Journey

As a “security aide” typist, Jen Havermann got her first exposure to computers while digging through databases.

09/15/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection Process

According to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.

09/15/2014

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Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A Difference

With their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.

09/15/2014

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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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Engineer Urges Girls To Smash Stereotypes

Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.

09/08/2014

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Vice President Biden Leads Initiative On Job-Training Programs

More than three million job openings in the U.S. go unfilled for months, according to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

09/08/2014

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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.

09/08/2014

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Back To School For Most Minnesota Students

Hundreds of thousands of kids are waking up a little earlier this Tuesday, and so are their excited parents. The day after Labor Day means it’s time to head back to school for most Minnesota students.

09/02/2014

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