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STEM Reads for the Week

July 22, 2011

This week’s major news surrounded the release of the National Academies’ “Framework for K-12 Science Education,” but that’s not to say that the rest of the STEM world stood still. Here are some things you may have missed while you were reading (or skimming…) the NRC report:

The push for the “entrepreneur’s visa” program continues (via Boston Herald)

Two professors speak out on the cancellation of the NSF’s G-12 program to put graduate students in K-12 STEM classrooms (via UPI)

President Obama hosts round table with US Business Leaders, who pledge new initiatives towards investing in education improvement (via White House blog)

New York City aims to become “Sillicon Valley of the East” by building new science & engineering graduate program (via NBC New York)

One-third of applicants for federal Investing in Innovation grants are STEM programs (via Education Week)

Sneaking science in through “girly” perspectives may draw more female interest to the field(via Miller-McCune Online)

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