Eye On Education
In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
A new app from researchers at MIT and Tufts teaches kids basic computer programming.
CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
Storm chaser Scott Nicholson remembers the day he first fell in love with extreme weather.
The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
As a “security aide” typist, Jen Havermann got her first exposure to computers while digging through databases.
Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.