A shortage of skilled workers in multiple industries--including finance, media and technology, among others -- is expected by 2030 and will cause a loss of revenue for the US economy, according to a report from Korn Ferry. Analysts recommend companies begin training workers right out of school to help keep their talent pipeline filled.
A mandatory annual report from the US Department of Education shows more than half of the bachelor's degrees awarded in 2015-16 clustered around six majors, including business, health professions and engineering. The report also shows that enrollment among students ages 18 to 24 at two- and four-year colleges increased overall from 35% in 2000 to 41% in 2016.
Students benefit from reading stories accompanied by pictures, according to a brain study by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Researchers found that students better understood stories that included images, compared with audio-only and animated stories.
Technology tools can help teachers assess both content knowledge and language development of English-language learners, writes Jamie Ponce, who teachers ELLs in Illinois. In this blog post, Ponce shares four tech strategies for teaching and assessments, such as having students record themselves while reading aloud.
There are 10 people left who can speak the language of the S'aoch people in Veal Renh, Cambodia, and French linguistics expert Jean-Michel Filippi says he plans to step up efforts to preserve it. So far, he has written a history of the S'aoch people and compiled a dictionary with more than 6,000 words.
There is no correlation between states that raise academic standards and actual improvements in student achievement, researchers report in the journal Education Next. Researchers say the issue could be related to other factors, including a lack of educational resources or the end of No Child Left Behind.
Educators at a public charter school in Georgia integrate coding lessons across all subjects, writes Fong Ly, who teaches science, technology, engineering and math. In this commentary, he talks about the tools they use, including a lesson that uses Minecraft to teach US history.
Some female and minority high-school students are enrolling in programs to increase diversity in artificial intelligence. Data show that about 25% of computer scientists are women, but that figure may be lower in the AI field.
Students at an Indiana high school, who are members of the 3D Innovators Club, have programmed a robot to perform tasks alongside a conveyer belt. The students worked to determine whether the robot could use the tools to serve breakfast for their school recently.
Seventh-graders at a California school researched Native American tribes and created presentations about their cultures at a fair held in the school library. The program is part of a project-based learning unit that included finding experts to interview and making presentations at an event open to the public.
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