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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.

Video: For New Science Teachers, a Chance to Explore

Video: The Next Generation Science Standards

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How much do you know about what ESSA says regarding STEM Education, how the best programs are training and developing STEM teachers, and how districts are using resources to expand STEM instruction?

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06/28 02:17 pm | Will It Fly? South Carolina High Schools to Launch Aerospace Curriculum | This fall, five South Carolina high schools will offer an aerospace curriculum to develop the next generation of aviation technology talent in a state where officials say the ...

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The New Wave of STEM-Focused Schools
This webinar focused on emerging STEM-focused public schools geared toward attracting populations underrepresented in the STEM fields.

Learning Science Outside the Classroom
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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Online simulations, high-tech equipment, and student-owned digital devices are opening up a world of experimentation for science classes.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Aquariums and zoos are developing climate-change lessons aimed at giving their visitors a complete picture of the problem and what can be done to solve it.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
A handful of the 18 states that have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards are using assessments meant to reflect the standards' deeper, more inquiry-based approach to science.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Federal and state agencies are supporting a wide range of education and workforce-development efforts aimed at countering digital security threats.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education is a major backer of a company claiming its neurofeedback technology can "fix" autism and ADHD.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
As schools work to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, practicing scientists are also rethinking how they work with schools to advance understanding of their field.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Nature-based preprimary programs are growing like weeds in forests and meadows around the country.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Math results were mixed for American adolescents on two major global benchmarking tests released in recent weeks. These charts offer some highlights.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
A growing number of 'teen science cafes' across the country offer a way for students to ask questions of real scientists in an out-of-school setting.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week

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