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Institutions such as zoos and museums, as well as after-school programs and science competitions, could relieve capacity concerns.
May 15, 2013 – Education Week
With "augmented reality" technology, teachers can transform a pond or an empty lot into a vibrant classroom.
May 15, 2013 – Education Week
Students Conduct Fieldwork for Scientists' Research
Through "citizen science" projects, students leave the classroom to collect data for scientists and get hands-on experience.
May 8, 2013 – Education Week
The standards are designed to provide deeper understanding of the subject and integration of content knowledge with application.
April 9, 2013 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Often the neglected part of STEM education, engineering is making inroads into the precollegiate sphere.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week
Some 45,000 teachers nationwide are using the Engineering Is Elementary program, more than triple the number of five years ago.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week
The computerized exam will ask students to apply their knowledge of technology and engineering principles to solve problems.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week
A California school district and a museum are working together to teach English-learners the language in tandem with science.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week
Many teachers say they do not feel well-equipped to plan lessons that meet the needs of students at varying levels of understanding.
March 13, 2013 – Education Week
Fostering STEM skills in young children is the best way to ensure that the United States remains competitive in a global economy, writes JD Chesloff.
March 6, 2013 – Education Week

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