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Science Video How a STEM Program Helps Students of Color See Themselves in Science
Portland youngsters gather in gardens and cook vegan meals as part of Camp ELSO’s mission to foster STEM learning for students of color.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 25, 2020
4:30
Science Video Try This at Home: How to Make Invisible Ink
In this third experiment, teacher Jonte Lee teaches students how to make invisible using ingredients that can be found around the home.
Jaclyn Borowski , July 17, 2020
4:12
Science Video Try This at Home: How to Make Slime
Coolidge High School science teacher Jonte Lee teaches students how to make slime using home ingredients.
Jaclyn Borowski , July 17, 2020
5:58
Science Video Try This at Home: How to Make a Rubber Egg
Science teacher Jonte Lee teaches students how to make an egg bouncy, using ingredients that can be found around the home.
Jaclyn Borowski , July 17, 2020
8:20
Assessment Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of short stories you may have missed.
July 13, 2020
8 min read
Science Low-Achieving Boys Opt for STEM Careers More Than Most Girls Do
A New York University study finds that the women who go into male-dominated science fields tend to be only the most high-achieving, but poor math and science grades and test scores don't deter young men by anywhere near as much.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 26, 2020
3 min read
School & District Management In 8th Grade, Separate Algebra is Unequal Algebra for Black Students
Teachers cover significantly less algebra or advanced content in algebra classes in schools with mostly black students than schools with mostly white or Latino students.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 11, 2020
6 min read
Science What Young People Don't Know About Money Could Hurt Them in This Economic Crash. How Schools Can Help
The latest Program for International Student Assessment results paint a lackluster picture of U.S. students' financial skills going into the worst economic crisis in years. But they also highlight ways schools could help.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 7, 2020
4 min read
Science Is It Time to Overhaul the 'Classic' Economics Course? This Researcher Thinks So.
Harvard economist and equity researcher Raj Chetty believes updating the organization and instruction of classic economics courses can improve students' understanding and engagement, particularly so for women and students of color.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 21, 2020
5 min read
Curriculum Teaching About Coronavirus: 3 Lesson Plans for Science, Math, and Media Literacy
As the virus continues to spread, some teachers have made COVID-19 a focus of their lessons to explain the facts and debunk rumors.
Sarah Schwartz, March 6, 2020
5 min read
From left, 8th grade students Alonna Kann and Drake Smith work to solve problems in their Algebra 1 class at Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach, Calif. The district is pushing hard to make all students take—and succeed— in advanced math courses.
From left, 8th grade students Alonna Kann and Drake Smith work to solve problems in their Algebra 1 class at Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach, Calif. The district is pushing hard to make all students take—and succeed— in advanced math courses.
Patrick T. Fallon for Education Week
Equity & Diversity How One District Is Raising Math Rigor and Achievement for Students of Color
The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
Christina A. Samuels, March 3, 2020
10 min read
Science Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About STEAM and Coding?
Quiz Yourself: How are schools infusing the arts into STEM education and how are students becoming interested in coding?
David Rosenzweig, February 24, 2020
1 min read
Science Storytime, Meet Number Play: Early Math in the Home Matters for Later Skills
Preschool-age children who frequently play number-related games at home show better math skills and growth by the end of kindergarten, finds a new study in the journal Child Development.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 10, 2020
3 min read
Mathematics 7 Takeaways From the 2019 Advanced Placement Results
Nearly one-quarter of the high school graduates of 2019 who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or higher, continuing trends of score improvements among students overall, according to results released Thursday by the College Board. But the results also show small declines for three ethnic groups, including white students.
Catherine Gewertz, February 6, 2020
5 min read