Tim Strudeman

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OPED: Wolf: Build on apprenticeships, skills training and STEM progress

CLOSE<p>VIDEO: Tour of York Country Day STEAM expansion<p>Pennsylvania’s economy is growing and setting records, recently passing more than 6 million jobs …

Education

Fillmore Unified to get $3 million from state for new career technical education building

The Fillmore Unified School District is getting some help from the state to construct a new career technical education center at Fillmore High School.<p>…

Education

Women At Pratt & Whitney Lead National Organizations For Engineers

Niasia Williams always promised herself she would be an engineer by 24.“The good thing is I did it by 22,” Williams said.Williams — now 23 and with a …

Women in Tech

Why Isn't Science Class More Like Learning to Play Baseball?

School-age children observe and imitate like younger children. But they learn especially well when they interact with particularly skilled adults in …

Education

Hands-on learning is a necessary part of college, but here’s what it doesn’t teach students

As college students nationwide work in part-time jobs or internships this summer, it’s unlikely many will think about how they’re using their undergraduate courses on the job or how they might apply what they’re learning at work when they get back to campus.<p>For students, college is a series of …

College & University

A blueprint for getting more women into information technology

DESPITE the incoming administration’s vow to bring thousands of well-paid jobs back to America, over half a million posts paying $100,000 a year or …

Education

56 Brilliant Woodworking Tips for Beginners

Woodworking is a blast, but it can be intimidating for beginners. Luckily, our readers and editors love passing along their go-to tips.<p>Clamping up …

Woodworking

This Crazy Fan Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

It will cost you a mere fraction of what your air conditioner is costing you!<p>When the summer heat finally arrives, it seems like the only solution to …

Home Improvement

16 Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier

Hack your camping trips with these clever ideas, tips, and tricks. These fun camping ideas take your outdoor adventures to the next level. Plus: …

Camping

Why Your Kid Going Into the Trades is a Really Good Idea

There's a huge shortage of young people entering the well-paid hourly workforce.<p>My son tried college for a year, hated it and quit. It's unfortunate considering the exorbitant tuition at the private university he attended.<p>But then something fortunate happened. He decided to try working in the …

Employment

Don't know Meritage from pinotage? Duero from Douro? We're here to help

<i>Second of two parts.</i><p>I think we can all agree that there are people we just can’t keep straight, either because of their similar vocations, names or both. Our endless streams of information deliver words and images to us at a rate that makes it impossible to retain most of it. We end up — or at …

Taj Mahal

Why Propulsion Forces In Swimming Matters

Outside of the starts and turns, the propulsion forces of a swimmer are derived purely from the kick and the pull. More specifically, except for the …

Swimming

Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students through the Transition to College, Harvard Education Press, 2014-Oct

Under increasing pressure to raise graduation rates and ensure that students leave high school college- and career-ready, many school and district …

College & University

Retool Your Succession Planning to Meet Future Challenges

CHICAGO—Executives believe succession planning is vital for reaching their business objectives, surveys show. But few companies actually have formal …

Human Resources

California Community Colleges Publish Makerspace Startup Guide

Making<p>A new resource from the California Community Colleges provides a step-by-step guide to building makerspaces on campus, from initial planning …

Makerspaces

Start Your Future Here

<b>Get Your Leo III and Una Ringtone Today and Help Support the Lions!</b><p>The University of North Alabama has a new ringtone of our Leo III and Una roaring. …

Alabama

Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage.

Christian Soto was an ace trumpeter in high school, raised in a family that delights in musical theater. Whenever the school show came around, he loved playing in it — “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” one year, “Hairspray” the next.<p>But by his senior year at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, with …

Staten Island

Racine launches $1.5 million training program for Foxconn construction work

With an estimated millions of dollars in contracts to award to get water to the site of Foxconn Technology Group’s planned LCD manufacturing campus …

Foxconn

How subway ads asking millennials to move helps economic development

Why marketing to millennials in the name of workforce development can make a difference<p>Commuters taking Chicago’s Blue Line, part of the city’s L rail system, may feel like they’re in high demand lately. On station platforms and train cars running northwest from downtown, riders have recently seen …

Urban Design

Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Software

Emanuel: Amazon 'really likes' two Chicago sites

Amazon officials “really like” two of the five Chicago sites they toured earlier this year while scouting potential locations for a new headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday.<p>The mayor is trying to play things close to his vest so as not to anger Amazon as he and mayors across the U.S. wait …

Chicago River

Financial Literacy Is The Greatest Gift Of All

It’s been a generation since Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” was burning up the charts, but the lyrics have resonated for me as a parent and equally as a financial advisor over the years. “I believe the children are our future/ Teach them well and let them lead the way.”<p>As Mother’s Day and …

Personal Finance

One Skillet Butter Chicken and Orzo — A Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipe for Families

This One Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken and Orzo is not only delicious, it’s also super easy … one skillet, under an hour, and uses mostly pantry …

Recipes

Why Aren’t More Men Working?

With unemployment at 3.8 percent, its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy.<p>But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of men who are neither working nor looking for work has risen substantially over the past several decades.<p>The issue, in economist’s jargon, is …

Economics

Wanted: Policies to Encourage and Enable Work in Advanced Economies

April 9, 2018<p><b>Aging may slow economic growth in advanced economies (photo: Zero Creatives Cultura/Newscom).</b><p>Population growth in advanced economies is …

Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition

Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical …

Manufacturing

Traditional living room with built in shelves - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

These 20 Built-In Shelves Will Revitalize Alot of Space Around the House ← Back to article<p>These 20 Built-In Shelves Will Revitalize Alot of Space …

Living Rooms

14 DIY Garden Hacks That Can Make You A Smart Gardener

Must take a look at these gardening hacks and DIY ideas to make gardening easier and more fun!<p>DIY Self Watering Container<p>It’s a nice, cheap and easy …

Gardening

4-H to expand STEM Maker Space at Bismarck-Henning Elementary School

+2<p>STEM surrounds us on a daily basis. Standing for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” STEM contributes to the cellphones we carry …

Gardening 101: Dianthus

Pinks, <i>Dianthus</i>: “Savior of Sissinghurst”<p>Consider the “vast tribe of pinks, or <i>Dianthus</i>,” as the legendary English plantswoman Vita Sackville-West did …

Taxonomy