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6 Things Science Says Kids Need To Succeed In Education And Business

Forbes – Jordan Shapiro

“In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would take “take to help all children be happy, healthy, thinking, caring, and sociable children who enjoy learning and who move toward becoming collaborative, creative, competent, and responsible citizens of tomorrow?” The answer they provide is tailored specifically to a 21st century global economy. They offer a science-based framework, neatly packaged as “the 6Cs”—collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creativity, and confidence. These are “the key skills that will help all children become the thinkers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.” They argue that these are the skills that kids need to become “contributing members of their communities and good citizens as they forge a fulfilling personal life.” The 6Cs are as applicable to business as they are to education.”(more)

We need to turn our schools into the business incubators of the future

The Telegraph – John Fensterwald

“If Theresa May is serious about delivering “a country that works for everyone”, we need to turn our schools into the business incubators of the future. We need to give children from all backgrounds the opportunity to dream big, create their own work and design the businesses of the future. This is the true springboard for social mobility, particularly as the UK embarks on an uncertain post-EU economic path. Enterprise education must be high on the agenda of Justine Greening, the new Education Secretary. As the Prime Minister made clear in her first speech from the steps of Downing Street, “if you’re a white, working-class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else to go to university” In a country where many teenagers feel they need to move away from their hometown to find a job, we need to open our children’s eyes to the way they can take control of their own destiny by starting a business.”(more)

America needs to support STEM education. Here are three ways business can make it happen

Fox News – Talia Milgrom-Elcott and Blair Blackwell

“Five years ago, 100Kin10, a network of over 200 partners, came together around a common goal: realizing President Obama’s challenge to train 100,000 high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. President Obama recently announced that 100Kin10 will not only meet, but will exceed that goal by 2021. As we celebrate this milestone and how far we’ve come over these five years, we still need to ask “What’s next?” How can we make even bolder progress and continue to value and invest in teachers? As leaders at the intersection of STEM and education, we know that our country faces many systemic challenges in recruiting, training, supporting and retaining excellent STEM teachers.”(more)

Top 10: STEM Job Approved Employers 2016

Change the Equation – Staff Writer

“…what role do the companies play in developing and receiving the students who are eager to orchestrate the next rocket launch? STEM Jobs Approved (SJA) performs a yearly study across multiple industries to discover the corporations most worth aspiring to…When it comes to contributing to diversity in STEM fields, fostering partnerships between classrooms and careers, aiding STEM career development, and ensuring opportunities for STEM students, 10 CTEq member companies rank amongst STEM Jobs Magazine’s elite employers. Read further to find out their specialties and which career fields match best with their opportunities.”(more)

Why America’s Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education

The Atlantic – Yoni Appelbaum

“American undergraduates are flocking to business programs, and finding plenty of entry-level opportunities. But when businesses go hunting for CEOs or managers, “they will say, a couple of decades out, that I’m looking for a liberal arts grad,” said Judy Samuelson, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. That presents a growing challenge to colleges and universities. Students are clamoring for degrees that will help them secure jobs in a shifting economy, but to succeed in the long term, they’ll require an education that allows them to grow, adapt, and contribute as citizens—and to build successful careers. And it’s why many schools are shaking up their curricula to ensure that undergraduate business majors receive something they may not even know they need—a rigorous liberal-arts education…business majors seem to be graduating with some of the technical skills they’ll need to secure jobs, but without having made the gains in writing or critical-thinking skills they’ll require to succeed over the course of their careers…”(more)

The Top Degrees For Getting Hired Right Out Of College: Energy Industry Jobs Take A Dive

Forbes – Karsten Strauss

“Finding work after graduation is a concern of almost every student – grad or undergrad or doctoral – in the final year of school. It’s a source of stress and excitement. It turns out, unsurprisingly, that graduates with certain degrees are more successful finding a job right out of school than others. A study released this month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a Bethlehem, PA non-profit that links college career placement offices with employers, revealed which graduating bachelors degree students in the class of 2015 – by college major – were able to find employment within six months of graduation…It turns out that the field of study that led to the highest rate of employment within six months of graduation was computer sciences, with 72% of students majoring in the concentration finding a full-time job. Those computer science students also reported an average starting salary of just over $69,000 a year—the highest starting salary tracked in NACE’s study. That’s an 11.3% increase in salary over numbers reported last year, according to NACE. Number two on the list of majors that led to quick full-time employment was Business…”(more)