STEM

The latest news about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Shawn Jordan, right, an engineering researcher at Arizona State University, takes part in a teacher-training event in Flagstaff.
—John Burcham for Education Week

Scientists Take on New Roles in K-12 Classrooms

As schools work to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, practicing scientists are also rethinking how they work with schools to advance understanding of their field. (February 7, 2017)

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.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, examine best practices in STEM teacher training and retention, learn how to extend math into students’ real lives, and see how project-based learning can generate diverse ways of tackling math problems.

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: STEM
How are schools recognizing students who excel in STEM, what is missing from STEM teacher training programs, and what STEM provisions are included in the Every Student Succeeds Act?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Math Instruction?
How are teachers using digital games for math instruction, what conditions support effective STEM training for teachers, and how has the Common Core changed math instruction?

Curriculum Matters Blog

05/22 12:01 pm | Which States Expect the Most or Least From Students? | Mostly, states are holding to a higher bar for student achievement than they did a decade ago. But Iowa, Texas, and Virginia continue to show large gaps between their state ...

Special Reports

Common-Core Math in Practice
This special report details the complex challenges schools and teachers face as they work toward implementing the new math standards.

Science Learning: Under the Microscope
The numbers don't lie: Highly qualified science teachers are in short supply in the United States.

On-Demand Webinars

STEM Reimagined—Agency, Relevancy, and Digital Natives
Only when educators ground STEM curriculum in real-world applications can transformational learning take place. In this webinar, our guests will help your schools make STEM equitable terrain for all students.

"The Summer Learning Opportunity: Engaging Students With STEM"
Out-of-school programs can advance STEM knowledge and increase interest in STEM careers. Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for new ways to advance STEM interest with students while combating summer learning loss, and how we can serve as partners to your schools.

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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
Too often, students who dream of a college degree fall into the "black hole" of remedial math. Now there's a path out.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Not all STEM and STEM-related jobs are growing, and not all of them are highly remunerative.
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
This data breakdown looks at the staffing needs in certain STEM fields, how much particular jobs pay, and what level of education is required for those jobs.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The statistics reveal disparities in the share of black and Latino students who take algebra early—as well as in advanced science courses.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
The latest civil rights data report finds students of color and those with disabilities are disciplined out of proportion to their numbers in school, and fall short on key educational opportunities.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week

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