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by Peter W.E. Becker, Head of School, The Gunnery 

Our teenagers are exhibiting a disturbing phenomenon. In terms of the content of the media they consume and to which they are exposed, they are growing up faster than ever. Yet, despite this, many cling to the safety net of childhood, exhibiting symptoms of “adultolescence.”

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by Carol O’Donnell, Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center

A prerequisite for success in today’s economy is a high quality education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Not only must students master the basics, they must become critical thinkers, problem identifiers and problem solvers. Whether we are considering population growth, the telecom industry, or global market economies, our changing world is STEM-dependent.