More than ever in the United States, a college education is a prerequisite for economic mobility and financial stability. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) has developed The Workforce Playbook, a practical guide to setting a vision for talent development and economic mobility and implementing a key set of practices to deliver upon this vision, in ways that balance […]
This white paper includes a review of the research literature on family engagement, especially STEM, as well as interviews with leaders and educators across the country who are deeply engaged in family engagement,and field observations of STEM programs for families.
STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice case study that focus on the development and evolution of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA)—the lead entity of the Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK) ecosystem—and its partners. As part of the study, we collected educational data, exit surveys, indicator tools, and conducted interviews, focus groups, document review, observations, and extensive online research.
This document presents the Federal Government’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education, based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. The plan accordingly strengthens the Federal commitment to equity and diversity, to evidence-based practice, and […]
A new 68-page report from the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California hopes to address underrepresented students in STEM. The report, part of a collaborative effort from eight California State University campuses, emphasizes collaboration between existing academic affairs and student affairs programs — which are often separated — as well as specific interventions for struggling […]
Companies in major industries report that they are unable to grow and compete: 49% have unfilled job openings,1 and 37% can’t take on new business.2 In contrast, 96% of chief academic officers believe that college graduates are well prepared. Only 11% of business leaders agree. These statistics beg the question: How do we set students up for success so that […]
As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. There are two uncertainties: Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race with AI tools? And will market capitalism survive?
From 2006 to 2016, degree completion in the so-called “hard sciences” increased in prevalence for both genders. Excluding social sciences and psychology, the percentage of bachelor’s degrees accounted for by S&E disciplines increased five percentage points for men, and two percentage points for women.
Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate high school and consider attending college, concludes a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University economist.