Special Report

STEM

The Push to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
March 21, 2008
  • Education Detailed State Reports
    A special state-focused online supplement to Technology Counts 2008.
    March 21, 2008
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    Education About the EPE Research Center’s Annual State Technology Survey
    The EPE Research Center conducts an annual survey of technology officials from state departments of education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in order to compile the latest information regarding state policy and practice in educational technology.
    March 21, 2008
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    Education Sources and Notes

    TECHNOLOGY LEADERS TABLE


    Access to Technology

    March 21, 2008
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    States How the EPE Research Center Graded the States
    For the Technology Leaders section of Technology Counts 2008, the EPE Research Center collected data on 14 indicators spanning three major areas of state technology policy and practice: access, use, and capacity. Data on access to technology were derived from a 2005-06 survey conducted by Market Data Retrieval and from background questionnaires administered as part of the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress in mathematics. Information on technology use and capacity was obtained from a survey of technology officials from state departments of education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia conducted by the EPE Research Center in the fall of 2007.
    March 21, 2008
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    Teacher Preparation Learning to Teach With Technology
    More teacher colleges are incorporating technology education directly into math and science courses, rather than offering such training separately.
    Vaishali Honawar, March 21, 2008
    9 min read
    Mathematics Where’s the 'T' in STEM?
    Experts debate whether the practical applications of math and science are getting all the attention they deserve.
    Sean Cavanagh & Andrew Trotter, March 21, 2008
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    Mathematics A School Where STEM Is King
    A selective, specialized high school in Baltimore uses an interdisciplinary approach that enables students to experience the subjects as a way of life.
    Andrew Trotter, March 21, 2008
    11 min read
    Education Funding Federal Projects’ Impact on STEM Remains Unclear
    Observers from inside and outside the government have called for a more effective way of judging the effectiveness of the federal role in STEM and for more coordination among those programs.
    Sean Cavanagh, March 21, 2008
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    Equity & Diversity Cultivating a Diversity of Talent
    A number of programs aim for growth in STEM achievement—and interest—among underrepresented groups.
    Sean Cavanagh, March 21, 2008
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    Mathematics Competing for Competence
    Educators use student contests in the STEM fields to build knowledge and skills that complement the curriculum.
    Andrew Trotter, March 21, 2008
    11 min read
    Mathematics The Push to Improve STEM Education
    Business leaders, governors, and others are urging a redoubled commitment to strengthening U.S. students’ preparation to succeed in the subjects known by the increasingly familiar shorthand of STEM.
    The Editors, March 21, 2008
    4 min read
    States Tracking U.S. Trends
    The nation as a whole earns a grade of C-plus for technology, with a majority of state grades residing in the C-minus to C-plus range.
    Carole Vinograd Bausell, March 21, 2008
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    Assessment States Heeding Calls to Strengthen STEM
    Unnerved by job losses, weak test scores, and competition from an increasingly skilled foreign workforce, state officials have launched a variety of efforts to improve STEM education.
    Sean Cavanagh, March 21, 2008
    18 min read
    Equity & Diversity Finding Kernels of Scientific Sense
    The Cheche Konnen Center does research on improving science learning in urban communities, particularly among ethnically and linguistically diverse students.
    Sean Cavanagh, March 21, 2008
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    Early Childhood Preschool Play Imparts Math’s ‘Building Blocks’
    A pair of New York scholars have a mission: to “mathematize” preschool.
    Sean Cavanagh, March 21, 2008
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    Equity & Diversity ‘Kinetic City’ Web Site Finds Fun in Science
    Kinetic City, an online education program, seeks to spark an interest in science among minority and female students through interactive games, experiments, and other activities.
    Sean Cavanagh, March 21, 2008
    3 min read