STEM

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

Devlin Griffin, Kollin Coleman, and Ledger Hardy test a nest they engineered with aluminum foil to see if it will support the weight of a raw egg. Such lessons illustrate basic concepts in physics, biology, genetics, and ecology in a science lab at Hutchens Elementary School in Mobile, Ala.
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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. (May 22, 2018)

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Spotlight on STEM Equity & Opportunity

STEM is playing an integral role in elevating student achievement and career opportunities. In this Spotlight, discover how schools are working towards equity in STEM education, the link between course access and future STEM outcomes, and district efforts to curb the shortage of STEM teachers.

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?

Special Reports

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.

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.

Math Webinars
Free professional development: This collection of webinars on math covers teaching and learning and includes broadcasts about differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
For years, educators have complained that they lacked materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. But a new effort called OpenSciEd is slowly releasing a free, open curriculum that many say is high-quality.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
The founders of AI4ALL are hoping that diversifying the pipeline into their field will guard against the creation of algorithms that lead to discrimination against underrepresented groups.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
While many students eagerly count down the last few days of the school year, the start of summer break is a more anxious prospect for students in and on the verge of homelessness.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Whether it involves enlisting students to collect bugs in Michigan or star-gaze in Massachusetts, citizen science projects could be the next big thing for hands-on science education.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
At Battle High School in Columbia, Mo., students in geometry class have swapped their compasses and protractors for hammers and hard hats. And they're doing it for a good cause.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Overall, average scores were up two points since 2014 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy.
April 30, 2019 – Education Week
Science, technology, engineering, and math diplomas open a lot of doors, writes Emilio Pack. But are they open to everyone?
April 23, 2019 – Education Week
The universe is full of questions waiting to be solved. So why teach science like all the discoveries have already been made? asks Alexander Bell.
March 27, 2019 – Education Week
Why do we keep selling early STEM education short? The Museum of Science Boston's Christine M. Cunningham explores.
February 20, 2019 – Education Week

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