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Retaining the STEM Dropouts

It’s not really news that we’re failing to graduate enough students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors to fulfill the predicted “jobs of the future.” An emphasis on STEM education — at the K-12 level as well as at the college level) — has been part of the Obama Administration’s mantra all year, beginning with his invocation during the State of the Union address that this was our nation’s new <

Learning in the Kitchen: Inkling Re-Engineers the Cookbook

Earlier this fall, I received a note from Inkling‘s PR firm with the subject line “Inkling breaks into the consumer market,” and I admit, my heart sank a little bit. I think that what the startup is doing to “re-engineer” textbooks on the iPad is pretty innovative, and I feared that the contents of the email would indicate a new direction for the company — one that eschewed textbooks for some other, perhaps more profitable sort of project.

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