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 Quiz

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?

Curriculum Matters Blog

02/23 02:46 pm | 'Official' Pre-AP Aimed at Improving College Readiness for All Students | The new College-Board-approved AP readiness program launches in 100 schools in the fall.

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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Eighth grader Ian Michael Brock wants to make sure the next billion-dollar tech company is launched by a young person like him. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
February 20, 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
An overemphasis on calculus in high school may be harming students, writes Dickinson College professor Jeffrey Forrester.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
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
For one computer science teacher, a summer internship in corporate America offered valuable lessons for classroom instruction.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Including arts in science and math instruction promotes student creativity and job preparation, writes STEAM specialist Susan Riley.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Turning "STEM" into "STEAM" won't stop arts from getting squeezed out of the curriculum, cautions researcher Jay P. Greene.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Researchers consulted 61 education and technology experts to forecast the five-year impact of emerging technologies in K-12 schools.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Expand the Definition of STEM
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Cutting funding for out-of-school STEM enrichment programs will put some students further behind, writes funding expert Ron Ottinger of STEM Next.
July 25, 2017 – Education Week

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