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Celebrating Black History Month: 10 Prominent African American Life Science Leaders

In honor of Black History Month, A.I.C. Publications courtesy of BioSpace, chose to highlight 10 African American leaders in the life sciences, individuals who have prominent roles in the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industry.African Americans make up a disproportionately low percentage of leadership positions in the industry, as demonstrated by several recent studies, including a 2017 study by MassBio. A 2017 study by Nature Biotechnology found that African Americans made up 13% of the

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Getting Students To Engage With Reading.

As many of us know to get teenagers to engage with reading with a real task. So instead of making it even more difficult and awkward use these activities proven to get them engaging with the content and with you as their educator or parent.- Class Debate – Pick an issue or character from the story and have a debate. Be sure to set the ground rules first.- Graphic Organizers – There’s a reading graphic organizer to help students practice just about any skill–compare/contrast, decision-making,

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Black History Month 2020: Leon Noel cracks the code for economic opportunity in communities of color

Tech entrepreneur turned educator Leon Noel is working to close the wealth gap for people of color one line of code at a time.Noel is the managing director of engineering at Resilient Coders. There, he is creating a curriculum, running an after school program and putting together a 15-week boot camp that trains anyone from any background on how to code.Growing up in Philadelphia, raised by a single mom, Noel’s connection to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, was tenuous at

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Chicago based school, ComEd engages students in Solar Spotlight STEM event for Black History Month

Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison is honoring Black History Month by involving African-American high school students in projects surrounding solar energy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.ComEd held its fifth annual Solar Spotlight program this month. More than 90 local high schools participated in the event, which both highlights renewable technology but also explores the STEM training and job opportunities for black students using hands-on projects.“We use

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10 ways to Make Reading in the Classroom comfortable for Kids

These few simple tips can create an environment in your classroom that encourages and rewards reading, and your class will find that reading can be a blast. Be careful, though. You may not be able to pull them away from their books if you do!1. Create a Star Studded Bulletin Board What you use to motivate your students to read can also double as a permanent classroom decoration this school year. Create a star-studded bulletin board that awards kids for reading books on their own. Start by taking

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