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  • Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School take a look at the exposed engine of an airplane during a visit to the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
    Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., examine the exposed engine of an airplane during a visit to the nearby Montgomery County Airpark in April.
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    Science 4 Teaching Ideas Students Will Benefit From Now and as Adults
    Problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking are being integrated into STEM instruction in very creative and relevant ways.
    Lesly Moore, May 12, 2022
    2 min read
    Sophomore Byron Barksdale, part of the aviation program at Magruder High School, takes a look at the exposed engine of a plane during a visit to the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
    Sophomore Byron Barksdale, part of the aviation program at Magruder High School, takes a look at the exposed engine of a plane during a visit to the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
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    Special Report Figure It Out: How to Teach Students to Be the Ultimate STEM Problem Solvers
    See how schools are integrating the teaching of problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking into STEM instruction in very creative ways. 
    May 3, 2022
    Megan Bowen walks through the lesson plan for the day during class at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, Mass., on April 25, 2022.
    Megan Bowen walks through the lesson plan for the day during class at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, Mass., on April 25, 2022.
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    Science These 3 Latina Teachers Are Pushing the Boundaries of Computer Science Class
    From California to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico, Latina educators are helping expand notions of what counts as "real" computer science.
    Benjamin Herold, May 3, 2022
    9 min read
    Black girl wearing face mask and protective glasses using microscope in laboratory
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    Science How to Make AP STEM Classes More Diverse and Inclusive
    A new report found that cultivating students' sense of belonging helps encourage underrepresented students to enroll in AP STEM courses.
    Ileana Najarro, April 21, 2022
    5 min read
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    In the white paper “The Driving Question Board: Putting Students at the Helm of Science Learning,” see how the DQB can propel learning fo...
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    Science Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Laying the Foundation for STEM Education?
    Answer 7 questions to discover how to lay the foundation for STEM education.
    March 7, 2022
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    Welcome to the Future of Science Education in America
    Evolution is a fact of natural science. But how often do we think about the fact that science — or rather science education — is itself evolving?
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    Science K-12 Essentials Forum Teaching Science Today: Challenges and Solutions
    Join this event which will tackle handling controversy in the classroom, and making science education relevant for all students.
    January 19, 2022
    Chemistry teacher Nina Hike poses for a portrait in her classroom at George Westinghouse College Prep on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Chicago, IL. Through her curriculum, Hike highlights scientific discoveries by women and people of color, and also teaches students about environmental racism.
    Chemistry teacher Nina Hike poses for a portrait in her classroom at George Westinghouse College Prep on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Chicago, IL. Through her curriculum, Hike highlights scientific discoveries by women and people of color, and also teaches students about environmental racism.
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    Special Report Teaching Science in Turbulent Times
    Science education is hard. Teachers tackle the challenges of “science denial” and persistent inequities in this special report.
    November 24, 2021
    Conceptual illustration of a lone figure not fitting into the digital environment
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    Science Catching Up Native American Students in Science
    The pandemic dealt a setback to science education for Native American students, but culturally relevant lessons could offer a path forward.
    Sarah D. Sparks, November 23, 2021
    7 min read
    Chemistry teacher Nina Hike poses for a portrait in her classroom at George Westinghouse College Prep on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Chicago, IL. Through her curriculum, Hike highlights scientific discoveries by women and people of color, and also teaches students about environmental racism.
    Chemistry teacher Nina Hike poses for a portrait in her classroom at George Westinghouse College Prep on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Chicago, IL. Through her curriculum, Hike highlights scientific discoveries by women and people of color, and also teaches students about environmental racism.
    Taylor Glascock for Education Week
    Science Here's How to Make Science More Relevant for Students of Color
    Students get more out of science class, these teachers say, when the lessons are linked to their own lives and communities.
    Ileana Najarro, November 23, 2021
    5 min read
    Conceptual illustration of sectioned off people studying a Covid-19 Virus
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    Science COVID-19 Is a Science Lesson Waiting to Happen
    Teachers have more information about the virus now than in March 2020, but barriers remain to focusing on the pandemic in class.
    Sarah Schwartz, November 23, 2021
    8 min read
    Conceptual illustration of hand reaching into an atom and picking the planet earth
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    Science Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change: Why Some Teachers Focus on Solutions
    Learning about climate change can make students feel anxious or hopeless. A solution-focused teaching approach gives them a reason for hope.
    Sarah Schwartz, November 23, 2021
    11 min read
    Linda Rost, a finalist for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year and a high school science teacher, teaches at Baker High School in Baker, Mont. on Nov. 3, 2021.
    Linda Rost teaches a science class at Baker High School in Baker, Mont., earlier this month. She has received some pushback for teaching about COVID-19.
    Leslie Bohle for Education Week
    Science 5 Ways to Teach Climate Change and COVID-19 During Polarized Times
    Rampant misinformation and politics have made science teachers' jobs harder. Teachers share five strategies to teach sensitive topics.
    Madeline Will, November 23, 2021
    9 min read
    Conceptual Illustration of figure on a visual paradox
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    Science Q&A Science Denial in the Classroom: What Causes It? How Should Teachers Respond?
    Rejection of scientific consensus is informed by students' attitudes, networks, and cognitive shortcomings. Here's how to head it off.
    Stephen Sawchuk, November 23, 2021
    16 min read