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Climate Change Is Not Up for Debate. Why Do So Many Teachers Act Like It Is?

The majority of teachers are behind on climate-change science, but they aren’t necessarily to blame, explains Ann Reid. (September 11, 2018)

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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Quiz Yourself: Next Generation Science Standards
How are states adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, which "dimensions" are outlined in the NGSS, and how will students meet these new expectations?

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How much do you know about what ESSA says regarding STEM Education, how the best programs are training and developing STEM teachers, and how districts are using resources to expand STEM instruction?

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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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STEM Education: Opening Gateways to Learning & Careers
K-12 schooling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offers the potential for innovative ways to inspire students—as well as obstacles that can prevent them from sustained success in those fields.

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Five years after the Next Generation Science Standards were rolled out, curricular options for teaching them have been slow to materialize.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
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

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