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The Search for Real-World STEM Problems

Challenging students with finding solutions to real-world problems will get them excited about science, technology, engineering, and math classes, writes Anne Jolly. (July 19, 2017)

Spotlight on Science Instruction

This Spotlight takes a look at innovative science education programs and the challenges of producing the “next generation” of scientists.

Spotlight on STEM

In this Spotlight, learn how states are adopting STEM endorsements for high school diplomas, how professional development programs are rethinking how students participate in STEM classes, and how early exposure to robotics is inspiring girls to work in STEM fields.

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The New Wave of STEM-Focused Schools
This webinar focused on emerging STEM-focused public schools geared toward attracting populations underrepresented in the STEM fields.

Learning Science Outside the Classroom
In this webinar, two experts discussed what informal science learning is, its challenges, and its impact on student achievement in science.

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Science Learning Outside the Classroom
Education Week reporters examine what informal science education looks like in practice, and what we know about its impact, its potential, and the challenges it faces.

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Each stage in students’ progression through K-12 poses obstacles to persisting in STEM learning. Our special report outlines the challenges—and possible solutions.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Early exposure is crucial, but finding teachers with strong preparation remains challenging.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Developed by business groups and educators, the competition helps prepare students for a reborn, higher-skilled field.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
According to new research, parents are an untapped resource in promoting STEM motivation, writes one psychology professor.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
A New York City effort aimed at preparing teachers to take learning outside the classroom and into the community may be leading to improvements in science achievement and teacher retention, according to some study results.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Storytelling doesn't just belong in the English classroom. Nonfiction can energize other subjects, too, writes Joy Hakim.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The Guilford County, N.C., district is one of a handful of districts nationwide that recruit, train, and license teachers for STEM classes.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
Now that many states have pledged through ESSA plans to prioritize STEM, they must follow through, write three STEM education advocates.
November 30, 2017 – Education Week
Amid intense pushback, state officials abandoned draft language in its science standards that did not reflect the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week

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