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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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05/24 09:16 am | Reading and the Mind: An Interview With Daniel Willingham | The cognitive psychologist's new book "is meant to leave the teacher with a useful cartoon model of what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader ...

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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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The integration of STEM in schools will spark innovation, not diminish other subjects, write Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz.
September 23, 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 9, 2015 – Education Week
August 26, 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 5, 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 13, 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 6, 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 21, 2015 – Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week
Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week
Teachers can take cues from brain research to boost student learning, writes Benedict Carey of The New York Times.
November 5, 2014 – Education Week

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