STEM

The latest news about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Devon Webster, 15, foreground, and other Moore Middle School students take research notes at the Georgia Aquarium. The school has benefited under the Innovation Fund set up by the state with federal Race to the Top money that is intended to help scale up promising practices at the district level.
—Joeff Davis for Education Week

Innovation Fund a Standout in Ga.'s Race to Top

The state is providing grants to help schools try out new approaches to college readiness and STEM instruction, and to broaden the pipeline for high-quality educators. (June 3, 2014)

Spotlight on STEM

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in American schools.

Special Collection

Technology Counts 2008
This annual report on ed tech focuses on strengthening U.S. students' preparation in the subjects known by the increasingly familiar shorthand of STEM.

Curriculum Matters Blog

11/26 11:00 am | PARCC Test: Students Find Math Tougher Than English/Language Arts | A new report from PARCC shows that students found the field test in math more difficult than the one in English/language arts.

On-Demand Webinar

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.

PD Webinars

Engaging Girls and Other Underrepresented Populations in STEM
This webinar focused on specific programs and strategies for engaging girls and other underrepresented populations in the process of science.

The STEM Teacher as Project Manager: Leveraging Outside Knowledge and Resources
This webinar focused on how innovative STEM teachers are locating, and integrating, outside materials into their curriculum and instruction.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Science
Mathematics

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As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines.
November 18, 2014 - Teacher
November 3, 2014 - Education Week
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
In some districts, the uses of adaptive testing extend beyond assessment, as teachers use test results to modify lessons and stage interventions for students of different abilities.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
A high school junior argues that the widespread use of technology in K-12 classrooms is highly overrated.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
The state is providing grants to help schools try out new approaches to college readiness and STEM instruction, and to broaden the pipeline for high-quality educators.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Results from the first administration of the national exam, which is focused on assessing problem-solving skills, will arrive in 2016.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards.
April 11, 2014 - Education Week
The regional coalitions bring together K-12 schools, universities, businesses, museums, and others to catalyze and better connect STEM education efforts in local communities.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher "externships," a STEM academy, and an emphasis on solving real-world problems are part of a comprehensive STEM initiative in the Clarksville-Montgomery County district.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week

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