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OPINION: Choosing a career is no game for today’s students

The Hechinger Report – Duncan Young

“A 13-year-old has a wide array of career paths available, just as a Plinko disk has a wide array of outcomes down the board. But a student’s path is rarely a straight line toward the destination. One’s educational and career goals can often be jostled and driven off course. Recent research from Gallup and Strada Education Network found that more than half of Americans who pursued higher education would change their experience if they had the chance at a do-over.” (more)

Survey: Boys have waning interest in STEM careers

E-School News – Laura Ascione

“Boys’ interest in STEM careers has dropped over the past year, while girls’ interest remains the same, according to an annual survey from Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP. Last year, 36 percent of surveyed male high school students said they wanted a STEM career, but this year, only 24 percent reported the same. For two years straight, just 11 percent of female high school students say they want to pursue a STEM profession.” (more)

STEM-focused program will test high-schoolers’ soft skills

Education Dive – Linda Jacobson

“A nonprofit organization that works with K-12 schools to prepare students for jobs in careers such as computer science, engineering and biomedical science hopes to give employers and higher education institutions some data on whether students are gaining so-called “soft skills.”” (more)

STEM is key to growth [Opinion]

Houston Chronicle – Dave Tredinnick

“We know STEM education helps kids develop critical thinking, supports innovation and boosts science literacy and an understanding of how the world works. Actually, it’s true for people of all ages. For college-aged students, it can also open up a tremendous world of career opportunities. And for those who are already in the workforce, it can make all the difference in evolving and building skills to keep up with industries that are rapidly changing along with advancing technology.” (more)

STEM: Girls Just Wanna Have Games!

Education World – Staff Writer

“Doom, Duke Nukem, Abe’s Oddysee, Driver, Enter the Matrix…I watched as my husband and his business partners launched some of the biggest games in the world. “Is this just a guy thing?” I wondered. What about girls? Girls wanna play games, too. “There is no market for girl games,” explained the male marketing director. “Oh really?” Flash forward a decade or so. How do we feel about girls and games today? How do we feel about our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) issues? And how do we feel about using games to help students grasp difficult math and science concepts–games that let them actively engage with learning?” (more)

The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Workplace

Language Magazine – Mehdi Lazar

“For the last 30 years, the world economy has been more global and multicultural than ever before. In any given country, foreign-based companies operate every day, while overseas branches of the same companies are often present in various countries. The job market is consequently more global, multilingual, and multicultural in nature, and the workforce of the future will need to be more linguistically and culturally heterogeneous.” (more)