Spotlight on STEM

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The Education Week Spotlight on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Targeting STEM curriculum to underrepresented students
  • Programs that prepare educators to teach STEM
  • A science framework for K-12 science students
  • Applying STEM in hands-on learning environments
  • Using after-school time for informal science learning
  • Integrating arts learning in science and math subjects
  • Understanding the causes of math anxiety

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The schools are casting a wider net to develop the talents of girls, minorities, and disadvantaged students.
September 14, 2011 – Education Week

Starting with a select group of candidates, the Woodrow Wilson foundation works with universities to transform the training of STEM teachers.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week

A National Research Council panel issues a framework for K-12 science standards that promotes a greater emphasis on depth over breadth.
July 19, 2011 – Education Week

The federal agency plans to expand programs for a quarter of America's students via field trips, teacher training, and more partnerships.
December 14, 2011 – Education Week

Learning opportunities are plentiful, from after-school programs to computer simulations to zoo visits.
April 6, 2011 – Education Week

Efforts are under way to engage minority, underprivileged, and female students in STEM learning via programs outside the traditional school day.
January 11, 2012 – Education Week

Momentum is building to explore how the arts can be linked with STEM subjects to enhance student learning and help foster creativity and innovation.
December 7, 2011 – Education Week

New studies are exploring why studying mathematics makes some students break out in a cold sweat.
May 18, 2011 – Education Week

Virtual performance assessments allow students to tackle authentic science problems while measuring their proficiency, writes Pendred Noyce.
June 27, 2011 – Education Week

The use of practical applications in the science classroom, like model-building and data analysis, can help students make critical STEM connections, write Jean Moon and Susan Rundell Singer.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week

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