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Education Of A Hacker: One Woman’s Journey

As a “security aide” typist, Jen Havermann got her first exposure to computers while digging through databases.

23 hours ago

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

23 hours ago

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How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection Process

According to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.

24 hours ago

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Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A Difference

With their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.

24 hours ago

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Advanced Degrees Are Vital For ‘Credibility’ Says Chicago Director

While a bachelor’s degree was once considered adequate in many fields, the social sciences and psychology field is proving post-secondary education is critical to success.

09/15/2014

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Entrepreneurship Has Been ‘A Great Journey,’ For A Chicago CEO

Eddie Lou, co-founder/CEO of Shiftgig and co-founder of One Goal, has used his educational background to achieve a successful career and help thousands of job-seekers land employment, and low income high school students graduate from college.

09/15/2014

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Diversified Education Improves Your Chances Of Employment In Chicago

Billy Dec, CEO and founder of Rockit Ranch Productions in Chicago, offers some insight into increased career opportunities for those with a diverse educational background.

09/15/2014

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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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Engineer Urges Girls To Smash Stereotypes

Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.

09/08/2014

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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.

09/08/2014

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Vice President Biden Leads Initiative On Job-Training Programs

More than three million job openings in the U.S. go unfilled for months, according to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

09/08/2014

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Chicago Entrepreneur Turns Passion For Web Design Into Career

Darren Fox, owner of Idea Marketing Group, discusses the importance of continuing education and on-the-job experience in the field of technology.

09/08/2014

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Criminal Justice Professor Uses Degree To Serve The Chicago Community

Andrew Fox, chief administrative law judge and criminal justice professor at Rooselvelt and Kaplan Universities, is proof that formal education can help open new career opportunities in the field.

09/08/2014

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Special Ed Teacher In Chicago Gives Advice For Careers In Special Education

Carlitta Tucker-Powell, Case Manager and Special Education Teacher for Chicago Public Schools, offers some insight into what it takes to succeed in the special education field.

09/08/2014

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Chicago Professional Moving Beyond The Clinical Setting In Nursing

A common misconception about the nursing field is that career opportunities are limited in scope. Chicago professional, Lori Fox-Ward, shows how you can use your nursing degree to move beyond the clinical setting.

09/02/2014

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Chicago’s Employment Opportunities In Insurance On The Rise

Insurance isn’t just about car and home policies, especially when it comes to job opportunities. With everything from sales positions to analysts, insurance companies provide a number of viable career options to choose from.

09/02/2014

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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

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The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital Age

American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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Rockets and ‘Rithmetic: Engineers’ Tutoring Pays Off For Students

What do you get when you add pizza, probability, teenagers and engineers? Improved test scores, students say.

08/27/2014

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