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The House education committee gave unanimous backing to a measure making over the Institute of Education Sciences.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
New science standards should roll out over time, not launch in all grades at once, Kim Kastens and Abigail Jurist Levy write.
April 14, 2014 - Education Week
Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards.
April 11, 2014 - Education Week
The regional coalitions bring together K-12 schools, universities, businesses, museums, and others to catalyze and better connect STEM education efforts in local communities.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
The state's STEM school is expanding its influence beyond campus with outreach initiatives, including after-school, summer, and professional-development programs.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Creating a national network of teachers with subject-matter expertise encourages them to commit to the profession and embrace leadership roles, writes Nicole Gillespie.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
Preoccupation with implementing the common core for math and literacy is an oft-cited obstacle in states to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
With its emphasis on research, the Education Sciences Reform Act, or ESRA, deserves bipartisan support and action in Congress, write Michele McLaughlin and Wes Hoover.
January 2, 2014 - AP
A fresh round of global test data shows students in more countries outperform U.S. 15-year-olds in math, reading, and science compared with 2009 results.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
A study finds achievement in states such as Massachusetts and Vermont exceeds all but a handful of nations, while traditionally lower-performing states are much further back in the pack.
October 24, 2013 - Education Week

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