Urban Forestry In the Schoolyard: Trees and Student Performance

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Photo: PLOS Ecology Community By: Jeff Atkins Research into how nature impacts our well-being has shown that being outside makes us feel better. Images of nature alone have been shown to lift people’s mood. But is there any connection with how the natural environment affects students’ grades? Researchers Sivajanani Sivarajar, Sandy Smith,…

SLE Workforce Data Snapshots

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STEM Learning Ecosystems economic data for STEM industries in Nebraska. Check out the link for a downloadable PDF of data sources. SLE workforce data snapshots   

Results of Removing Standardized Test Scores from College Admissions

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  Photo: Hampshire College ONE YEAR AFTER HAMPSHIRE’S DECISION TO STOP ACCEPTING SAT/ACT SCORES IN ADMISSIONS, WE ARE SEEING REMARKABLE RESULTS. By Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College You won’t find our college in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings released this month. Last year Hampshire College decided not to…

Family Engagement: Taking it to the next level

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From STEM Next Opportunity Fund How can organizations integrate parent education into their STEM programs? With support, parents can learn to engage in positive interactions that spark and maintain their child’s interest in STEM. In this case study, Drs. Kekelis and Sammet highlight the Greene Scholars Program and Digital Youth Divas—two…