STEM

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

Chicago schools that voted for a longer day starting in January will add that extra 90 minutes daily when students return to classes Monday.

1/5/2012

1/5/2012

Nicollette Spooner has known since she was a little girl that she wanted to be a beautician, but her long-term plan has met some near-term challenges.

1/5/2012

Social scientists have reached consensus around the finding that time spent in a highly qualified teacher’s classroom can accelerate a student’s learning significantly and, conversely, that time spent in the classroom of a low-performing teacher can seriously hinder student progress.

1/4/2012

1/4/2012

The new year is bringing new controversy over teaching evolution in public schools, with two bills in New Hampshire seeking to require teachers to teach the theory more as philosophy than science.

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of its expanded free Pre-Algebra resource.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

A survey by Intel Corporation found that a lack of familiarity with the profession is a significant barrier to getting American teenagers to pursue engineering careers. Yet, exposure to any facts leads more than half of teens to say they are more likely to consider engineering as a career.

12/14/2011

12/14/2011

Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced their science-based TurfMutt program has expanded to meet the needs of K-5 educators across the country.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

If an out-of-control national debt weren’t reason enough to worry about America’s global competitiveness, here’s another.

12/13/2011

The Hastings Center and the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School are joining forces on a pilot project in which a group of high school students will engage in a dynamic, in-depth exploration of the use of medicine for human enhancement, a major topic in bioethics. 

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

Six Red Marbles’ online interactive programs Waza, a multisensory math readiness adventure, and Cabanga, a celebrity agent role-playing game for middle school math, have each won the EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for Academic Gaming Solution.

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

Shelby Intermediate School (N.C.) students gather around the tiny robot.They eagerly tinker with its exterior, making tiny adjustments to the robot’s frame.

12/1/2011

12/1/2011

With the 2012 GOP race well underway, it's worth taking a look at each candidate's stances on STEM education.

12/1/2011

PTC announced it is working with Caterpillar and STARBASE South Dakota to develop the next generation of engineers in the Black Hills area of South Dakota.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

NASA launched its new Mars rover, the Curiosity Rover, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Nov. 26. During a NASA marketing event, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am announced a launch of his own: a new initiative to get youth involved and interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

11/30/2011

Staff Development for Educators has announced that it has been selected to provide comprehensive curriculum training to support the implementation of the Singapore Math pilot program in six North Carolina elementary schools.

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