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Date: 11.15.2016
The U.S. tech economy faces a critical shortage of talent and continues to fail to draw women to the ranks. Nearly a half million new computing jobs were created in 2015, but only 40,000 new computer science graduates entered the workforce, according to Accenture, the global professional services company.  Women may account for 47 percent...
Date: 04.14.2016
With the advent of film, radio, television and the internet, public figures have heralded the transformative impact of each technology on American education. This point is underscored in the Pew Research Center study, “Lifelong Learning and Technology.” While Pew primarily looks at Americans’ use of the internet and mainstream...
Date: 03.29.2016
Through the ConnectALL Initiative, President Obama recently pledged to connect 20 million more Americans to broadband by 2020. As this effort seeks to broaden adoption among audiences who have historically lagged behind, new data from the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) indicates that key demographics have made...
Date: 03.11.2016
Fostering greater diversity across the technology workforce remains a challenge, as mentioned in a previous USTelecom blog discussing the lack of women in STEM positions. For women, this issue is particularly poignant, as SmartAsset analysis underscores. Based on Census Bureau data of 58 of the largest U.S. cities, SmartAsset concluded that women...
Posted In: education, employment
Date: 12.16.2015
Education programs and technology tools are increasingly focused on building the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) skills of America’s youth, but fostering pathways to jobs and increasing diversity in the tech sector is also aided by mentorship programs. The nation’s leading telecommunications providers are playing an...
Posted In: e-learning, education
Date: 10.28.2015
The Internet and a torrent of digital tools have opened the door to new education opportunities from remote learning to “blended” approaches that combine technology with classroom lessons. While the subject of what learning techniques are most effective remains debatable, educators and innovators are striving to develop next-generation...
Date: 09.29.2015
Cleveland, Ohio — The telecom industry has a long, proud history of serving Americans for the past 100 years, USTelecom President Walter McCormick said in a keynote speech at a meeting of the Indiana, Michigan and Ohio telecom associations. McCormick told the group that the  industry provides the foundation for innovations in health...
Date: 09.09.2015
Beyond traditional blackboards and textbooks, today’s technology tools, from tablets and apps to interactive touch screens, are supporting new and innovative ways of learning. Through increasing broadband access and initiatives, students can now enjoy more customized educational experiences, learning opportunities and advantages that weren...
Date: 08.19.2015
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs rank as six of the top 11 positions for women in 2015, according to analysis by job search site CareerCast. This research, which draws on Bureau of Labor Statistics data, indicates marked growth over the past decade in specific STEM occupations such as statistician and biomedical engineer. Yet...
Date: 08.11.2015
As this year’s school season quickly approaches, technology is predicted to play a key role in back-to-school shopping, both in terms of how purchases are made and the types of tools bought to support multi-disciplinary learning. Recent eMarketer research shows that 76 percent of U.S. teens (13-17) and millennials (18-24) are planning on...

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