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Monthly Archives: January 2016

RESOURCE: 6 Million Missing Jobs

“The economy continues to add jobs at a steady pace and the FederalReserve Board is considering its first interest rates hike since the beginning of the recession. But, new analysis shows that the effects of the Great Recession still linger in the form of 6.4 million jobs that were not created,including 3 million college jobs. […]

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RESOURCE: Tracking Graduates into the Workforce

Best practices in tracking student employment outcomes were profiled in a National Governors Association publication, including Florida and Kentucky’s data systems and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, a multistate collaboration among Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington that tracks labor migration across state lines. Source: http://www.nga.org SEE REPORT Tracking Graduates

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5 IRVINE HIGH SCHOOLS HEADED FOR SPACE!

Five high schools in the city of Irvine are embarking on an exciting 12 month engineering project to design, build and launch a nanosatellite, CubeSat, into space. The Irvine01 CubeSat project will involve teams from Beckman HS, in the Tustin Unified School District, and four Irvine Unified School District high schools, Irvine, Northwood, University and […]

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RESOURCE: PBS Design Squad

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/projects/ Design Squad is a PBS reality television series geared towards middle and high-school children, where contestants design whimsical machines in order to win an Intel college scholarship worth $10,000. The show is produced by WGBH and won a Peabody Award in 2007 “for ‘designing’ an outstanding program to interest young people in careers related to engineering. Source: http://pbskids.org/designsquad CHECK OUT SITE

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