CONNECTING STEM FROM K TO CAREERS

| July 23, 2019

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This STEM careers initiative addresses the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by bridging industry and classrooms at unprecedented scale. It will be powered by a coalition of corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education—a curriculum partner trusted by teachers and school administrators. Meaningful investment in K–12 STEM career resources, STEM Connect access and professional development for under-resourced schools.

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5 key questions that could shape the future of virtual learning in Michigan

Article | August 6, 2020

Even with most back-to-school policy in Michigan still up in the air, one thing is already clear about the fall: Schools will continue the extraordinary online learning experiment that began when classrooms closed this spring. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hasn’t announced whether classrooms will be allowed to reopen, but districts across the state are already planning to keep classrooms closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The widespread shift to virtual instruction could accelerate the state’s long-running push to offer more education online, a move with enormous but uncertain implications for students.

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Google Lens working on a step-by-step math problem solver

Article | April 28, 2020

In this ‘APK Insight’ post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in the case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.

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What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed

Article | March 31, 2020

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Ani's Math Story

Article | May 27, 2020

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with math, leaning heavily towards the latter. It was always something I was good at, but didn’t enjoy. Quite frankly, it still stuns me on a regular basis that I’ve ended up working for a math company. Let me try to parse this out by saying that math has been intrinsically tied to every definitive choice I’ve made, consciously or unconsciously. Flash backwards—I’m 4. My mom is teaching me long division, insisting that this is absolutely crucial for how I map the rest of my life. I assume this is how the rest of my peers spend their time, completely oblivious to the fact that other neighborhood children are outside, running around on playgrounds, doing cartwheels up and down their sunlit front yards. Instead, I’m grinding away. I think I remember this as fun. I think I ask my mom to give me another multiplication problem.

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