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The STEM Divide

The STEM Divide

It is predicted that the majority of future jobs will be in STEM (science, technology. engineering, technology) related fields.  According to the Bureau of Labor, STEM jobs pay significantly more than non STEM jobs, and due to a lack of students focusing on STEM fields, the United States will experience a shortage of workers to fill positions.  398 more words


No. 10 reason to get excited about football season


While very little changed in District 3-5A, several districts took on some very interesting new looks starting this fall, which should make for some eye-opening new league rivalries. 213 more words


Is American with Disabilities Act [ADA] provocateur for the Deaf people?

So, it is the Americans with Disabilities Act theme this month—25th year anniversary. I have to write as an ADA critic this that it is really making me sick to my stomach and mind right now. 1,080 more words

July 14 District 220 Board of Education meeting agenda posted

The Barrington 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the Early Learning Center located at 40 East Dundee Rd.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed… 29 more words


What Are You Wearing Education Professional?

This month begins one of my favorite sales—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Time to release the old, bring in the new, and stock up on a few staples. 134 more words

Senate Votes to Exempt Local Governments, Schools From Prevailing Wage Law

The State Senate has voted to include changes to the state’s prevailing wage law in the state budget bill.  The changes would:

  • Exempt all local governments, including school districts, technical college districts, and municipal utilities, and off-site trucking from Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws.
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Racial Privilege or Social Justice

As the momentum regarding human rights is currently strong in America, and much is being shaken by intolerance and bigotry, the symbolism of the confederate flag remains a heated discussion. 791 more words

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