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Learn languages for life skills

The Baylor Lariat – Staff Writer

“Even though business students now have room to take foreign language classes to the second level and are encouraged to do so by professors, there should be nothing optional about engaging in the global community through second language instruction. Furthermore, two semesters of course work is not sufficient to move past a basic level of proficiency. Every other major, including pre-medicine biology majors who have notoriously challenging course schedules, is required to fulfill a four-course requirement. All business majors should be required to take four semesters of a language as it promotes cultural understanding and makes students more marketable in the business world.”(more)

Lighting the way for STEM students

The Ventura County Star – Ramon Flores

“I found the biggest issue for young Latina/o students is understanding how to go about getting a college education. With parents who have no knowledge of the labyrinthine world of college and financial aid applications, students with my background struggle to understand how to get into college step-by-step. My inspiration and support came from my parents. Even though my father attended school for only one day before declaring he didn’t like it, he went on to teach himself to read, write and do math. My mother, who worked full-time, would spend her evenings at my high school in Sun Valley learning English. She was a strict taskmaster, making sure I not only got high marks, but the very best possible grades. Their examples gave me the drive to excel. I want to share that passion to succeed in STEM with other young people — especially Latina/os.”(more)

Teachers: Should you use business tactics for happier classrooms?

E-School News – Laura Ascione

“In recent years, school leaders have debated what, if anything, schools can glean from the way businesses are run. Should schools be managed like business organizations? And to what extent? Now, three educator-researchers are sharing their findings on the topic as they wonder if classroom teachers can use successful, proven business strategies to run their classrooms better and increase both student happiness and engagement.”(more)

Schools can raise girls’ aspirations by partnering with businesses

The Guardian – Patsy Kane

“The absence of aspiration and understanding of opportunities that I see in some students from disadvantaged backgrounds – especially girls – is something I want to address directly. I believe the answer to the lack of female leaders within our society and businesses could partly lie with us in education, and we have found partnerships with the business community leads to stronger results.”(more)

4 reasons why investing in STEM is good business

Washington’s Top News – Staff Writer

“According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, over the past 10 years, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) jobs grew three times as fast as non-STEM jobs and STEM workers commanded higher wages, earning 26 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts. To help prepare to meet these future demands, local firms like Unanet, a Northern Virginia developer of software for Professional Services firms, have made STEM education a priority for many years. Here are four reasons why supporting STEM is important for our region and just makes good business sense.”(more)

STEM Education is Critical to a Vibrant Manufacturing Future

Industry Week – Roger Christian and Yaskawa Motoman

“Today, many students leave high school or college unprepared for career success in high-demand fields like advanced manufacturing and robotics, even while the industry faces a severe shortage of skilled workers. Despite this clear need, both schools and manufacturers often face daunting challenges in attempting to implement effective STEM education, career pathways and training programs.”(more)