STEM

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

Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
—Bob Dahm for Education Week

STEM + Art: A Brilliant Combination

Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini. (December 2, 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

03/26 05:00 pm | Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says | The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.

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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February 17, 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 16, 2015 - Education Week
Even as society rushes to embrace STEM, schools must emphasize the critical importance of also teaching the humanities, Fred Zilian writes.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
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

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