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Students from the Richmond Technical Center in Richmond, Va., build a model that allows them to compare the effectiveness of nano particle sunscreens to regular sunscreens in a workshop on nanoscience.
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Lessons on Small Particles Yield Big Gains, Say Proponents

Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers. (January 6, 2015)

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Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states and districts get more leeway—and more options—on funding STEM programs.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Computer science is often misunderstood, says teacher Neil Plotnick, but by approaching it as a tool that is vital in many disciplines, both students and teachers can better appreciate its value.
December 7, 2015 - Teacher
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The integration of STEM in schools will spark innovation, not diminish other subjects, write Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The biggest increases from last year to this year were seen in physics and computer science, according to new data from the College Board.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
James Ryan, the district’s chief for STEM learning, discusses San Francisco’s new initiative to teach computer science in every grade.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Librarians are showing growing interest in the "maker movement" as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
While statewide adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards are going slowly, some districts are moving fast to bring the new standards to classrooms.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
W.Va. is the second state to have a debate surface over climate-change language in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 schools.
January 16, 2015 - Education Week

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