We have a strange confluence of factors: the fastest growing industrialized nation with the steepest declining educational attainment. The most innovative of nations capable of astonishing increases in productivity is struggling to maintain sustained economic growth.
Access to technology is the great equalizer and STEM workers stand at the forefront of innovation in the U.S. economy. As technological changes reshape the world of work, these professionals will continue to be in demand.
Asian American and Pacific Islanders do so well in gaining acceptance into places like Harvard -- where they make up 21 percent of the class of 2016 -- the suggestion is that all is fine when it comes to education in the AAPI community.
Latinos are more likely than white students to receive suspensions. Students with disabilities are twice as likely to get these higher forms of punishment. These large differences continue to be found even when researchers compare students of similar backgrounds.
Geoff Canada looks to be taking on the most unusual challenge of his career. The Harlem Children's Zone founder is in talks to bring his cradle-to-college education formula to the Roma (Gypsy) children of Hungary.
One-day activities, demonstrations and short-term programs targeting highly-engaged students are not going to change who gets involved with science. Obama's "Educate to Innovate" does little to remove basic barriers.