STEM

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

Once a low performing school, Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy in East Oakland has achieved double-digit gains on the California Standards Tests in English-language arts and mathematics, and is now a nominee for a National Blue Ribbon School.

4/3/2012

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its lubricants blending plant in Atlanta donated more than 1,500 pieces of laboratory equipment, including workbenches, beakers, flasks and ovens to the City of Atlanta School System.

3/30/2012

3/30/2012

National competitiveness is the topic of the moment, but so much of the debate about it is conducted at 35,000 feet, at the policy level. In late March, I visited a place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where change is happening on the ground.

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Digital textbooks have gone mainstream thanks to interactive content that stimulates student curiosity and engages students in critical thinking. Next school year, Discovery Education is releasing digital textbooks for middle school social studies and high school science.

3/26/2012

3/26/2012

McGraw-Hill Education launched the STEM Innovative Educator Awards to recognize and reward teachers who are finding innovative ways to reach today’s students. 

3/26/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message to the middle class: Don’t leave my city in pursuit of a high quality, high school education for your kids.

3/23/2012

3/23/2012

North Carolina's 13-county Eastern Region's area educators and local businesses have partnered to implement Pitsco STEM labs to introduce students to skills used by the local workforce.

3/21/2012

3/21/2012

A new bill (SB 893) was approved by the Tennessee Senate that will protect teachers who wish to promote "alternate" scientific theories, essentially allowing anti-evolutionists and climate change deniers a voice in the science classroom.

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — author, ambassador and former Los Angeles Laker superstar — joined Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday in working to score points with Chicago high school students on the importance of learning math and science and preparing for careers outside of sports and entertainment, such as in engineering and technology.

3/16/2012

3/16/2012

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced year-long pilot programs of its Singapore Math, Bar Models App for iPad in school districts in New Jersey and Kentucky. 

3/16/2012

Chicago Public Schools students will have the opportunity to attend five Early College STEM Schools that focus on technology skills and career readiness as well as earn college credits under a partnership agreement with five technology companies.

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson pre-filed Senate Bill 374 (PDF), to repeal the state’s ill-advised Science Education Act of 2008.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

A new math assessment tool developed by esteemed math educator Marilyn Burns, now available free to all teachers, not only cares about the answers students give, but also how they figured them out.

3/8/2012

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

Created by Honeywell and NASA in 2004, FMA Live! is a hip-hop science education program designed to excite middle school students about science and math by teaching Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion in an innovative, entertaining, and memorable way.  

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