College & Career Readiness and Women in STEM

Dr. Jerry Adams is the Principal at New Deal High School, which is a T-STEM Academy. He’s written a wonderful blog this week for Ty Duncan at ESC 17 about college and career readiness and 21st Century skills. He discusses New Deal’s use of College Shirt Thursdays and Flex Fridays, and has a variety of ideas that they have implemented. Check out the blog at https://blogs.esc17.net/users/tduncan/. I agree with Jerry that it’s extremely important to prepare students for college and careers and to invest them with skills they will need to live in the 21st century. This knowledge will empower students.

I went to see The Hunger Games last weekend, and it reminded me of how much more powerful women appear not only in movies but in politics, the military, education–everywhere in modern life. Have you noticed the online info-graphics? One about girls in STEM education (http://www.engineeringdegree.net/girls-in-stem/) I found enlightening…especially the last comment: “In a room of 25 engineers, only 3 will be women.” If women are becoming more powerful, let’s empower them–all students, in fact–to becomes more active in STEM, especially in Engineering.

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