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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)

Spotlight on Science Instruction

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

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In this webinar, two experts discussed what informal science learning is, its challenges, and its impact on student achievement in science.

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Science Learning Outside the Classroom
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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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
Teachers see potential to use the Pokémon Go game to help teach local history, civics, and other lessons, but skeptics worry about privacy risks.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
The effort by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which taps teachers of other subjects, produces more physics teachers a year than any preservice program in the country.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
The Next Generation Science Standards require a different approach to teaching, but they embrace ideas long considered best practices in science instruction, writes Lauren Madden.
July 5, 2016 – Education Week
Only 43 percent of 8th graders reached proficiency on the first NAEP in technology and engineering, but girls had a slight edge over boys.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Encouraging students to draw not just on their own internal skills and experiences, but also assets from individuals and community is a key to successful "maker" education, research suggests.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Students can learn subject matter that might conflict with their religion without it compromising their beliefs, write professors Adam Laats and Harvey Siegel.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Experiential learning can inspire and prepare today's students for jobs that have yet to be invented, writes Hampshire College president Jonathan Lash.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week

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