STEM Challenge Presentaion Dec 2010

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  • Overview of the Cooney Center*

  • A Third of U.S. Children Cannot Read at Grade Level*

  • No Progress in Nearly 20 years*

  • U.S. is Falling Behind as a Global Leader*Sources: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), PISA 2006: Science Competencies for Tomorrows World, 2006. there is a quiet crisis in the United States that we have to wake up to. The U.S. today is in a truly global environment, and our competitor countries are not only wide awake, they are running a marathon while we are running sprints. -Thomas L. Friedman The World Is Flat

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  • As Much Time with Media as in School*Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010

  • Heaviest Media Users Struggle Most in School*

  • Our Mission*To foster innovation in childrens learning through digital media

    What we doSupport and conduct researchBuild scalable modelsPromote multi-sector partnershipsMobilize resource commitments

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  • TimelineSept. 16, 2010: Challenge Announced at White House event

    Oct. 12, 2010: Competition opens for submissions

    Jan. 5, 2011: Submissions due

    March 2011: Announce winners

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