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The Education Week Spotlight on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:
- Targeting STEM curriculum to underrepresented students
- Programs that prepare educators to teach STEM
- A science framework for K-12 science students
- Applying STEM in hands-on learning environments
- Using after-school time for informal science learning
- Integrating arts learning in science and math subjects
- Understanding the causes of math anxiety
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The schools are casting a wider net to develop the talents of girls, minorities, and disadvantaged students.
September 14, 2011 – Education Week
Starting with a select group of candidates, the Woodrow Wilson foundation works with universities to transform the training of STEM teachers.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week
A National Research Council panel issues a framework for K-12 science standards that promotes a greater emphasis on depth over breadth.
July 19, 2011 – Education Week
The federal agency plans to expand programs for a quarter of America's students via field trips, teacher training, and more partnerships.
December 14, 2011 – Education Week
Learning opportunities are plentiful, from after-school programs to computer simulations to zoo visits.
April 6, 2011 – Education Week
Efforts are under way to engage minority, underprivileged, and female students in STEM learning via programs outside the traditional school day.
January 11, 2012 – Education Week
Momentum is building to explore how the arts can be linked with STEM subjects to enhance student learning and help foster creativity and innovation.
December 7, 2011 – Education Week
New studies are exploring why studying mathematics makes some students break out in a cold sweat.
May 18, 2011 – Education Week
Virtual performance assessments allow students to tackle authentic science problems while measuring their proficiency, writes Pendred Noyce.
June 27, 2011 – Education Week
The use of practical applications in the science classroom, like model-building and data analysis, can help students make critical STEM connections, write Jean Moon and Susan Rundell Singer.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week
STEM in Schools
STEM—short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—is considered crucial subject matter for today’s students and critical to their future success in the global economy. This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in American schools.