NH ed report shows high school students continuing

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NH ed report shows high school students continuing
News from Boston.com:

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Education says there’s been a 6 percent increase in the past decade of students choosing to continue their studies immediately following graduation from high school.

The state released the information as part of its Status of Higher Education report on Tuesday.

The report said 52 percent of New Hampshire’s recent high school graduates enrolled in New Hampshire institutions as first-year students, while an additional 30 percent enrolled in schools in the other New England states.

While most New Hampshire students continue to attend school in New England, 5 percent fewer than a decade ago are staying in New Hampshire. New Hampshire students are represented on college campuses in all states except Alaska, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Regarding employment trends, an Associate in Health Professions has accounted for the greatest number of degrees awarded from New Hampshire institutions, according to the state’s Department of Employment Security’s Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau.

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St. Vrain Valley Voices: STEM education essential for job creation in Colorado …
News from Longmont Daily Times-Call:

Education is America’s single best investment in job creation. But our economic success relies not solely on helping students get their high school and college degrees; it rests upon our ability to graduate more students with highly marketable skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It’s the key to keeping America innovating, creating jobs and staying economically competitive with the world.

In Colorado, we already benefit from a terrific initiative for elementary and middle school students called Innovation Academy for a Smarter Planet, a collaboration of IBM and the St. Vrain Valley School District. At Innovation Academy, IBM employees, Colorado teachers and engineering students at University of Colorado at Boulder are helping young people learn the basics of engineering and creating projects to address pressing challenges in infrastructure, energy, communications, public safety and other areas.

We also greatly benefit from CU-Boulder’s Science Discovery initiative, which offers K-12 students and teachers hands-on science experiences led by CU scientists and graduate students. Every year, Science Discovery provides 30,000 Coloradans with opportunities to learn about the science and technology present in their everyday lives through summer and after-school classes, teacher workshops, school programs and community eve…………… continues on Longmont Daily Times-Call

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