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The Search for Real-World STEM Problems

Challenging students with finding solutions to real-world problems will get them excited about science, technology, engineering, and math classes, writes Anne Jolly. (July 19, 2017)

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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Curriculum Matters Blog

10/16 12:01 pm | Evolution, Climate Change on Chopping Block? N.M. Science Standards Get Airing | The state's version of the Next Generation Science Standards, for now, weakens standards related to climate change, evolution, and the geologic age of the Earth.

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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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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
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

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