STEM Thoughts

Eric Gordon Monday

Cleveland Schools CEO Urges Congress to Award $200 billion in federal funding

Ecosystems are ready to support school districts as they reimagine school  Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon Monday told members of U.S. Congress that the inequities in Cleveland that were magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic existed long before anyone had ever heard of the disease.  The scourge of generational poverty and racism have long plagued Cleveland and Gordon urged members of Congress to join him and other leaders in addressing them. Testifying …

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The Moment for Change: Pre-College STEM Programs Can Inform Equitable College Admissions

As with all sectors of society, the education world has been upended and we are all searching for ways to make sense of what is, what was and what will be. The pandemic, the postponement of college board tests, and the growing trend of test results becoming optional for college admissions presents a unique opportunity to re-evaluate the entire college admissions process. As members of the STEM Pathways for Underrepresented Students to Higher Education (PUSH) …

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The WIR’ED project

The WIR’ED project, led by NEOSTEM, aims to strengthen local communities by enabling marketing and technology access to small business owners. Bringing together local businesses, high school students, and marketing professionals, WIR’ED’s pilot project focused on the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland where many brick and mortar stores were strongly affected by COVID crisis. Student Mira Getrost describes her experience in the article below. I have lived in Old Brooklyn for nearly a decade, and …

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HOPE: LOST and Found!

Dr. Calvin Mackie By Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Do you remember the horrific images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005? Do you remember the Banking crisis in 2008? Everyone suffers from storms that come into their lives. No one is immune from bad days, or months, or sometimes, years. Presently, America as a whole is experiencing an unprecedented storm. The Coronavirus pandemic …

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Dale Robinson Anglin

We all have a role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis

Dale Robinson Anglin By Dale Robinson Anglin, Program Director, Youth, Health & Human Services, Cleveland Foundation   The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we know it here in the U.S. As a longtime advocate for STEM/STEAM learning, I am proud to see our doctors, nurses, data analysts, scientists, IT professionals and so many other STEM practitioners stepping up as essential leaders and heroes in the fight. As a program director at the Cleveland Foundation, I …

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Ninth Grade Insights on COVID-19

It’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago all 89 communities of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice were together for our bi-annual Convening in San Antonio, Texas. Together, in March 2020, STEM Ecosystems gathered to learn more about how to best enable tomorrow’s problem solvers as key for our shared prosperity. With a convening focus on invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, STEM Ecosystems looked at how to develop pathways towards careers …

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