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Importance of all students having routine vaccinations and how schools can work with communities to keep everyone safe

It’s never been more important for schools and communities to collaborate to ensure that all students catch up on routine childhood and adolescent vaccines they may have missed during COVID lockdowns.

Metro Chicago’s future is in STEM

Of the 20 occupations projected to have the most growth in the US between 2020 and 2030, almost all require some STEM education and experience.

Combating the Infodemic: How to help schools debunk scientific myths

Fake news isn’t new—it became widespread when early newspapers demonstrated their power over public opinion. And while we now have access to more information than ever before in human history, misinformation has evolved into a potent tool to seed social conflict.

How to help students have equitable access to preventive healthcare

As the world learns to live with COVID-19 as an endemic disease, it’s critical to ensure our students have equitable access to preventive healthcare.

Masking and vaccinating: the fight to keep in-person learning safe

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is throwing a curveball in our return to in-person learning. Following CDC recommendations, Illinois Governor. Pritzker has mandated that all students wear masks in school.

More women of color are needed in STEM fields

A recent Pentagon report concluded that one of the biggest threats to US national security is the lack of highly skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Tech companies complain that they can’t find enough qualified employees.

Social Networking For Teens: Not All Bad

Teens use social media. A lot. More than 7 hours a day. According to Common Sense Media, tweens ages 8 to 13 spend almost 5 hours a day looking at a screen outside of school.

School Is Back! Now What?

After more than a year of distance and hybrid learning, the US Department of Education expects all schools to return to in-person learning this fall. 

Healthcare Ecosystem Jobs 2.0

As teachers start returning to classrooms, there are several new education technology trends they should bring back with them.

Managing the cram: mental health resources for STEM students

As teachers start returning to classrooms, there are several new education technology trends they should bring back with them.

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