Summer Opportunity: Girls Who Code

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Headline after headline has proclaimed the growth of STEM fields, most notably in the technology sector. As technology continues to develop, grow, and expand, more and more careers will require a background in computer science. This may be somewhat problematic for females given that women are vastly underrepresented in tech industries. This summer, Business Insider wrote that women hold only … [Read more...]

Calling All Programmers: House App Contest

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If you are a high school student with a basic knowledge of code, this one's for you: The U.S. House of Representatives is holding the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Academic Competition, the House App Challenge. Why would Congress hold an App Challenge? Many members of Congress are concerned about our shifting economic landscape. STEM fields, such as … [Read more...]

Homeschooling: The New Education Reform?

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Super Tuesday has brought Rick Santorum to the forefront of American media. In recent weeks, media scrutiny has brought many of Rick Santorum’s viewpoints on social issues into the spotlight, including his views on education in America. Throughout his campaign, Santorum has flashed his homeschooling credentials as proof of his conservative education views. Although he voted in favor of No Child … [Read more...]