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6 world-changing predictions from the Biden jobs panel

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The times, they are a-changin’.

Former Vice President Joe Biden references his coming of age in the ’60s quite a bit, but this time, the times are now, and the changes are bigger than anything the Boomers imagined.

The job market is evolving toward tech dominance — something that rightfully strikes fear into blue-collar communities where advanced degrees are scarce. Manufacturing, transportation and even service jobs will all be automated before long. What’s a modern government to do?

Best Practices in Mathematics – Not Just for Teachers

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Best Practices in Mathematics – Not Just for Teachers
During the 2016 – 2017 school year, the Caesar Rodney School District partnered with
the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to focus on implementing best
practices in mathematics with secondary schools. In addition to SREB, lead teachers
also participated in the TRU-Math Elementary Mathematics Teaching and Learning
(EMTL) Program and the TRU-Math Leadership Coaching Lab. All the professional
learning focused on implementing rigorous lessons that are engaging for students in a

Wilmington student uses science to empower her peers [video]

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The new school year is fast approaching and a local student is determined to get her peers excited about heading back to the classroom.

Jacqueline Means, a 10th grader at Delaware Military Academy, used a few science projects to draw the attention of at least 30 students earlier this week at the Girls Empowerment Stem program. Means said she's determined to help inner city girls reach for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

One experiment incorporated the recipe for slime. It called for plenty of patience, borax powder, water and food dye.

Meet Girl Scout troops of the future

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LARA S. SCHMIDT

My association with the Girl Scouts has spanned decades — as a scout, camp counselor, steadfast cookie connoisseur and now donor. It is an experience strongly associated with the great outdoors.

Cook meals on a campfire? Check. Hike long distances wearing a heavy backpack? Check. Lead two dozen 5year-olds for a week in a woodland camp? Check.

In adulthood, all of those experiences stayed with me, and I put them to use in the wilderness and in my work as a cybersecurity researcher for the RAND Corporation.

4-H conference delegates urged to think global and act local

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JUL 19 2017

4-H CONFERENCE DELEGATES URGED TO THINK GLOBAL AND ACT LOCAL

Drawing on her own experiences as a 4-H member, Krysta Harden called on delegates at the organization’s international summit to think global and act local so they can advance agriculture and help improve the world – starting with their own communities.

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Krysta Harden addresses the 500 delegates at the recent Global 4-H Network Summit in Ottawa.​

Inspiring Women in STEM Conference date, speakers announced

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Two women helping to lead Delaware's future economic growth in the fields of science and technology will headline this year's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on Oct. 18.

Kathleen Matt, dean of University of Delaware's College of Health Sciences, and Courtney Smith Goodrich, the Global Technology Chief Strategy & Programs Officer for JPMorgan Chase, will be the featured speakers at this year's event, the Delaware BioScience Association announced Monday.

DETSA Future STEM professionals honored at national student conference

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Students from across Delaware represented the state as part of the Delaware Technology Student Association at the 39th annual National Technology Student Association Conference in Orlando, Florida. In total, 172 students from Delaware competed in 127 individual and 115 team events that were focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

DSU gets $1 million grant to diversify STEM programs

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Delaware State University is getting a $1 million grant to expand diversity in its STEM programs. Delaware Public Media's James Morrison reports on the grant.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded the grant through its Inclusive Excellence initiative. It will be paid over the next five years and will support DSU’s Promoting Engagement and Access in Science (DSU-PEAS) initiative.

That initiative is focused on getting more "non-traditional" students into STEM fields like science and technology.

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