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Nationally, about 39 percent of high schools don't have physics courses--but the statistics differ greatly by state.
—Education Week Research Center analysis of Civil Rights Data Collection, 2016

2 in 5 High Schools Don't Offer Physics, Analysis Finds

An Education Week analysis of federal data reveals that high school students don’t have universal access to physics classes—despite a national push for STEM studies. (August 23, 2016)

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This Spotlight takes a look at innovative science education programs and the challenges of producing the “next generation” of scientists.

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12/09 05:26 pm | Washington State Rolls Out Standards for Teaching Computer Science | The state's move comes as the White House releases a statement noting efforts by states, districts, and private organizations to increase access to the subject.

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Education Week reporters examine what informal science education looks like in practice, and what we know about its impact, its potential, and the challenges it faces.

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Rising test scores and shrinking achievement gaps are among the bright spots in the latest science results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Perpetual and widespread STEM teacher shortages in the Unites States are holding students back, writes UTeach's Michael Marder.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Better support and professional development for science teachers could eventually attract more students to science, writes educator Justin Louie.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
The numbers don't lie: Highly qualified science teachers are in short supply in the United States.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
As we develop a clearer blueprint for good science education, more teacher professional development is needed, writes educator Jen Gutierrez.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Adolescent-brain-science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Special programs lure students to the United States from the Middle East and North Africa to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Our national parks offer educational opportunities to narrow the "experience gap," write Milton Chen and U.S. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
An Education Week analysis of federal data reveals that high school students don’t have universal access to physics classes—despite a national push for STEM studies.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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