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.
—Meggan Haller/Keyhole Photo for Education Week

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)

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

07/19 04:24 pm | After Outcry, College Board Restores 250 Years to Proposed AP History Course | The College Board has reversed course on its plan to eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East from Advanced Placement World History.

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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It's time to rethink and reduce the current courseloads schools require. The current curricula are overstuffed, writes David J. Ferrero
July 20, 2018 – Education Week
Parents who lack a strong foundation in science themselves need more support to guide their children's early-science learning, writes researcher Naomi Hupert.
July 19, 2018 – Education Week
An instructional program in Tennessee uses a continuous-improvement process to try to help math coaches do their jobs better.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
But will reductions in course-failure rates be enough to sustain the controversial San Francisco program?
June 13, 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
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

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