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Education news, analysis, and opinion about classroom learning and curricula that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math
Science Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About STEM Best Practices?
Quiz Yourself: How well do you know STEM best practices?
April 28, 2021
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Future of Work Online Summit How Schools Should Prepare All Students for the Future of Work: The Big Equity Challenge
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March 31, 2021
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Science Opinion Working With the Likes of Lego, Disney, and Lucasfilm to Engage Students in STEM
Rick Hess speaks with FIRST's Erica Newton Fessia about inspiring young people's interest in STEM using team-based robotics programs.
Rick Hess, March 18, 2021
6 min read
John Urschel
Former professional football player John Urschel, the author of the New York Times bestseller <i>Mind and Matter:  A Life in Math and Football</i>, is making it his mission to encourage more students of color to enter STEM fields.
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Future of Work Q&A How to Get More Students of Color Into STEM: Tackle Bias, Expand Resources
Mathematician and former National Football League player John Urschel on what it will take to see more students of color in STEM careers.

Kevin Bushweller, March 2, 2021
5 min read
In this Sept. 13, 1985 file photo, Christa McAuliffe tries out the commander's seat on the flight deck of a shuttle simulator at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
In this Sept. 13, 1985 file photo, Christa McAuliffe tries out the commander's seat on the flight deck of a shuttle simulator at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Science Remembering Challenger, 35 Years After Space Shuttle Tragedy
The launch had a lasting impact on a generation of teachers and children who watched.
Sarah Schwartz, January 27, 2021
3 min read
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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
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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
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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
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
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