DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4 billion in grants
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DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4 billion in grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put forth a new set of priorities for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money. The priorities include school choice, science and technology, special education and school safety. The Education Department awards approximately $4 billion per year in new and continuation competitive grants across some … Continue reading

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DeVos touts school choice, STEM as education priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced a set of priorities for states and schools competing for federal grant money. The areas of focus, outlined in a statement on Wednesday, range from school choice to science and technology to special education to school safety. The department distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in … Continue reading

Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap
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Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap

by Barry X. Campbell In 2014, there were more than 99,000 engineering graduates from American colleges. Among them, only 3,500 were African American. African Americans are a rarity in the tech space and it’s calling for a change. This low statistic of involvement has even prompted the government to involve themselves. Why are blacks not … Continue reading

Norfolk State honors Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Friday, Feb. 24
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Norfolk State honors Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Friday, Feb. 24

February 17, 2017 To the University Community: Please join me in wishing Dr. Sandra J. DeLoatch well as she retires from Norfolk State University. Over her more than 40 years of dedicated service, she has distinguished herself among her professional peers in the STEM field, at Norfolk State and throughout the community. Dr. DeLoatch has … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe announces significant gains in STEM-H workforce credentials
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Governor McAuliffe announces significant gains in STEM-H workforce credentials

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s state agencies granted 5,778 more STEM-H Workforce Credentials during fiscal year 2016 than in fiscal year 2015. In August 2014, the Governor issued Executive Order 23 Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative, which challenged Virginia’s education and workforce development programs to produce 50,000 STEM-H Workforce … Continue reading

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
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Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

LONDON (AP) — Sweden’s Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. In a statement released on Friday, the university said complaints leveled against Dr. Paolo Macchiarini — who has created wind pipes using patients’ stem cells — … Continue reading