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How Paige & Paxton Uses Identity to Fuel STEM Learning in Elementary Schools

What began as two puzzle characters created more than 30 years ago by journalist Rachel Williams to make math and science more interesting for her young daughters evolved into a nationally recognized STEM curriculum for elementary students.  In 2012, Kelley and Jessica, along with their mom, decided to bring their childhood characters, Paige & Paxton, back …

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Google’s Code Next Program Brings Coding Education to Harlem

Ninth grader Ayan Cooper’s entire family grew up in the Bronx, and as his mother will tell you, you can often find him playing video games or exploring Harlem, where he attends Promise Academy I High School. But these days, he’s got another space where he’s spending most of his time — Code Next Harlem Alliance, one …

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Dr. Nashlie Sephus and Ivan Walker honored as National GEM Consortium alumni of the year.

A Middle School Friendship Led to the Engineering of a Visual Recognition Tech Company

Dr. Nashlie Sephus and Ivan Walker were born and raised in Jackson, MS. Nashlie credits her 8th-grade science teacher for introducing her to an engineering summer camp for girls where she became fascinated with the fundamentals of computers. “I still often say that I naively chose the field because I had no idea how difficult yet rewarding that decision …

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