Newton-Conover Middle School named National School to Watch

April 10, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

Newton-Conover Middle School, a STEM magnet middle school in Conover, North Carolina, has received a national designation from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform: the prestigious National School to Watch award. Schools who […]

River Bend Middle School students experience ‘extreme’ STEM tour

April 10, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

Eighth-grade students from River Bend Middle got a chance to see what the world of engineering and manufacturing is all about during the Education Matters Extreme STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) tour in March. More […]

CVCC hosts NASA-funded 3rd annual high altitude balloon launch

April 10, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

The third annual High Altitude Balloon Launch Challenge and Competition took place Saturday at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). Six community colleges were in attendance and included: CVCC, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Edgecombe Community College, […]

Helping Students Think Critically in a Post-Truth World

April 4, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

If your mother says she loves you, check it out. It’s what college students are taught in their introductory journalism courses: Don’t accept ideas at face value, even if they sound correct. Take the time […]

The Community College And The Public Good

April 4, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

One of the most successful and productive educational institutions in our nation is the community college. Begun in 1906 in Joliet, Illinois, with only six students, the idea of the community college spread rapidly throughout […]

Data Science Disconnect

April 4, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

A shortage of job candidates with fluency in data science and analytics is among the nation’s most yawning of skills gaps, one requiring substantial changes by higher education institutions and employers alike. That’s the central […]

A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt

April 4, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

Recent college graduates who borrow are leaving school with an average of $34,000 in student loans. That’s up from $20,000 just 10 years ago, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

CVCC students take classroom lessons to the field to protect wetlands

April 3, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

Catawba Valley Community College students in Emily Whiteley’s General Biology class have been taking what they learn in the classroom out into the field this semester. They are involved in several long-term service learning projects […]

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