Will Education and Technology Save us from an Ecological Apocalypse?

Will education and technology save us from an ecological apocalypse plus four more stories of the day.

by / April 5, 2018 0

1. Will education and technology save us from an ecological apocalypse? There is the common belief that education and technology will save our world from an ecological apocalypse. Although many people subscribe to this notion, others regard it as mere wishful thinking. There's little doubt that mankind's extraordinary domination of the Earth is largely the result of our advancement of education and technology. As education spread across societies around the world, so too did the rate of technological development.

2. STEM education gets stamp of approval from U.S. government with new science, technology, engineering and math forever stamps. The U.S. government is acknowledging the value of STEM education to the nation’s standing in the world with four Forever first-class stamps that pay tribute to the study of science, technology, engineering, and math.

3. STEM conference tackles student readiness for evolving workforce. The seventh annual U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow conference brought together leaders in education, business, government and the nonprofit sector to discuss strategies to develop the next generation of students in science, technology, engineering and math. The theme — “Skills, Jobs and the New Collar Economy” — highlighted key innovations and practices to ensure that educational institutions and industry leaders work collaboratively to equip students with the skills needed in the workplace in the face of machine automation and other technological advancements. 

4. VT education secretary search to consider private-sector skills. Vermont's search for a new secretary of education will give greater weight to private-sector experience than in the past after Gov. Phil Scott downplayed the need for applicants to have a background in education management. State law is clear that anyone who leads the Agency of Education must have "expertise in education management and policy." The State Board of Education, which is responsible for vetting candidates, says it will will reject any applicants who fail this test.

5. Purdue polytechnic launches cybersecurity courses for nswc crane, defense industry, public. This summer, Purdue Polytechnic Institute will provide two cybersecurity courses at WestGate@Crane Technology Park as the first certification opportunities in the CareerMakers series as part of the Purdue@WestGate educational programming. "The CareerMakers program offers courses around industry needs," said Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, associate director in Purdue Polytechnic Institute's Workforce Engagement Department. 

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Susan Gentz Contributing Writer
Susan is passionate about transforming education for every student and works on content for the Center for Digital Education. She loves policy, running and biking, and is a proud Iowa native.