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» STEM Hubs Emerge to Bolster Math, Science Ed.

April 8, 2014

For Emmely Briley, a high school chemistry and physics teacher, working in the rural logging community of Molalla, Ore., for the past 13 years has at times felt isolating. While students 30 miles north in Portland had access to STEM fairs and camps, Ms. Briley's students have historically had few such programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics closer to home. Although Ms. Briley would have liked to make her classes more authentic—by bringing in scientists as guest speakers or having her students conduct experiments in the community, for instance—she wasn't sure how to go about forging the connections to do so. [...]

Internet Essentials Low Cost Internet

March 31, 2014

Internet Essentials from Comcast offers low-cost Internet service, computer equipment and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. [...]

» Major investment in career technical education will expand hands-on learning to 140 schools

March 30, 2014

PORTLAND, OR—In a major expansion of career readiness investment, 140 Oregon middle schools and high schools – serving more than 90,000 students – will receive Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grants totaling $8.87 million, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton announced today. The CTE Revitalization Grant funds will benefit students, schools and local employers around the state in fields such as health care, [...]

» Chief Education Officer Announces Regional STEM Hub Grantees

March 30, 2014

(Salem, OR)-Chief Education Officer Dr. Nancy Golden announced today that the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and the Oregon Department of Education have awarded grants totaling $2.8 million dollars to six regional STEM Hubs representing 21 counties in Oregon. The STEM Hub concept was designed to acknowledge the pockets of excellence in STEM learning throughout Oregon and connect them to create a supportive statewide network for implementation of programming and sharing of best [...]

RockOn! Summer Workshop – Expenses Paid – SWE Members

March 10, 2014

Calling all Society of Women Engineers Active Members - The Oregon Space Grant Consortium is offering female SWE members the chance to attend the RockOn! 2014 Summer Workshop from June 20 - June 27th at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. ALL EXPENSES PAID! [...]

NASA RockOn! Professional Development

March 10, 2014

Congratulations to: Steve Fulton, Tigard Tualatin School District, Owen Griffiths, McMinnville School District and Terry Manning , Silver Falls School District. These teachers will participate in RockOn!, an all expense paid NASA summer workshop. Interested but didn't know about it? Follow us and attend the learning community meetings. [...]

» Oregon Becomes 10th State (+DC) to Adopt the NGSS

March 10, 2014

Add Oregon to the list of states to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Oregon State Board of Education voted unanimously on March 6 to adopt the new standards that will prepare students to be college and career ready. Oregon was a lead state in the development of the NGSS and has gone through an 8-9-month state review process after release of the standards last April. [...]
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