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The latest news about science in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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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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Quiz Yourself: STEM Education
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?

Curriculum Matters Blog

08/17 03:23 pm | Using 'The Amazing Race' To Teach Geography | A university professor details how the TV program can be used to teach cultural geography education and gives tips for adapting it in high schools.

On-Demand Webinars

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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An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states and districts get more leeway—and more options—on funding STEM programs.
January 6, 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 28, 2015 – Education Week
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

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