Monthly Archives: June 2014

How Science Helped Win D-Day

The Army wanted a high tide, the Navy wanted a low. By Suzanne O’Connell “Sea,” said King Canute, the 11th-century Danish King of England, “I command you to come no further!” These words were spoken to convince his flattering officers of the limits of his power: He could not control the tides. A millennium later,…

Student loan forgiveness available for STEM-related occupations

By Sun Staff on Jun 3, 2014 at 7:28 a.m. College graduates employed in STEM-related occupations in North Dakota may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the STEM Occupations Student Loan Program coordinated by the North Dakota University System and the Bank of North Dakota. STEM-related occupations include jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and…

The Common Core Curriculum Void

by CORY TURNER June 03, 2014 3:29 AM ET Right now, America’s schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards. That means new learning benchmarks for the vast majority of the nation’s young students — millions of kids from kindergarten through high school. And, for many of…

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