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High School Notes – Hook High School Girls on STEM

U.S. News and World Report, November 25, 2013 “Girls. That’s all we really need is girls.” So says GoldieBlox, a toy company, using a new riff on the classic Beastie Boys song. “Girls: To build the spaceship. To code the new app. To grow up knowing that they can… Read More >…

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U.S. Science and Engineering Degrees Increase

Science, November 25, 2013 The number of students receiving bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering fields is growing faster than in other fields, reports the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Since 2009, science and engineering… Read More >…

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State of the ‘North Star’ Goal

Politico – Morning Education, November 25, 2013 THE STATE OF THE ‘NORTH STAR’ GOAL: The National Student Clearinghouse gave a preview of its upcoming second annual report on college completion rates, which again finds that dropout rates are lower than other national… Read More >…

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College Completions Rates Remain at Last Year’s Pace

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 21, 2013 Despite aggressive efforts to push more students through to the finish line, college-completion rates remained unchanged this year, with 54 percent of those entering college for the first time in 2007 earning a degree or… Read More >…

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Science & Engineering Degree Growth Outpaces Other Fields

Our “Growth in Science and Engineering (S&E) Bachelor’s Degrees by Gender” Snapshot shows that science and engineering degrees outpace those of other fields, accounting for age, and with men and women seeing equal growth, although in different disciplines. Learn about the growth in the number of S & E degrees attainment by age Learn about the…

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Preview: College Completion Rates Remain Steady

Full Report Due from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in December Will Include Expanded Cohort HERNDON, VA, NOV. 21, 2013 – The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, in an early look at results from its upcoming Signature Report on college completions, found that completion rates have remained steady this year in comparison to its 2012…

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Overrating Graduating?

The Huffington Post, November 20, 2013 An interesting report from Slate.com takes aim at a growing focus on graduation rates as an indicator of a successful college. I have been very vocal about the many reasons students attend a community college and that… Read More >…

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Science and Engineering Degrees Are On the Rise

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 19, 2013 The number of science and engineering bachelor’s degree completed in the United States has climbed 19 percent over the last five years, more than double the 9-percent growth rate for other disciplines, according to studies… Read More >…

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