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2024 STEM News Vol 13 Issue 2 – Teaching with AI

Advances in artificial intelligence may be able to transform student learning and education systems, or can it? AI can help overcome some bias in education, but has the potential for introducing bias as well. AI offers the ability to scale feedback, providing leveling across student feedback; this feature is particularly helpful, for instance, when there are multiple graders across a course, as it can help overcome any bias among graders.

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2024 STEM News Vol 13 Issue 1 – STEM in Rural Schools

Building STEM in Rural Schools... One in five students in the Us attend a rural school. This topic for article calls for our first newsletter this year was selected by our Editorial Planning Board because the practice can provide students with the opportunity to relate the learning of mathematics to their cultural frames of reference (i.e., background knowledge, native language) which helps develop their cultural identities and perceptions of themselves as capable learners of mathematics.

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2023 STEM News Vol 12 Issue 4

Is Blockchain and Cybersecurity the Future for Minorities and Women? As the blockchain continues to lead fresh frontiers in finance, diversity is critical. It’s crucial that all ethnic demographics are represented as both the leaders of this change and the consumers of it. However, the worlds of finance and tech are predominantly white and male—and fintech, the innovative collision of the two, is no different. This includes the blockchain, which is desperately devoid of diversity.

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2023 STEM News Vol 12 Issue 3

College acceptance rates over time have been dropping dramatically, making for an extremely competitive admissions process at some of the country’s top colleges and universities. Do AP classes carry disproportionate weight in college admissions? Are minority students taught with inadequate curriculum and who do not take calculus and AP math at risk of not being admitted as College Admissions practices act as gatekeepers against students from underserved school systems?

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2023 STEM News Vol 12 Issue 2

As many of our children are being prepared as future Engineers & Technologists that solve problems, some are being inspired and prepared through instruction and training in managing innovation, re-inventing cur-rent businesses, supporting a family business, or starting up new businesses. In this edition, we explore how the organic embodiment of business and STEAM are part of the next fusion in education?

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2023 STEM News Vol 12 Issue 1

This topic for article calls for our first newsletter this year was selected by our Editorial Planning Board because the practice can provide students with the opportunity to relate the learning of mathematics to their cultural frames of reference (i.e., background knowledge, native language) which helps develop their cultural identities and perceptions of themselves as capable learners of mathematics.

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2022 STEM News Vol 11 Issue 4

Career and technical education programs are intended to serve students with different needs, including diverse populations of students. As such, program providers and states identified gaps in serving these different student populations. However, Career and technical education programs face a number of challenges, according to state officials and program providers.

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2022 STEM News Vol 11 Issue 3

Here’s the reality: Most school-business partnerships fail. Why? They need a third-party stakeholder in the early stages to establish a mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnership agreement and ensure that expectations are achievable, questions are asked and answered, and a respected individual who serves as advocate for all interests.

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2022 STEM News Vol 11 Issue 2

As of 2021, the global talent shortage already amounts to 40M skilled workers world-wide. By 2030, the global talent shortage is predicted to reach 85.2M workers. Businesses worldwide risk losing $8.4T in revenue because of the lack of skilled talent.

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2022 STEM News Vol 11 Issue 1

The way people communicate the same message varies widely between and within cultures. Words and phrases are frequently used in different ways. For example, the meaning and interpretation of the English word 'yes' varies greatly from culture to culture. Health Departments and professionals must harness the power of popular culture at one end and developing communications plans and messages at the other — all to express and translate the concepts of health equity, targeting policy change, and joining social justice movements clearly and consistently.

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