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Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2012 Science Competition Winner

Discovery Education and 3M have named 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., winner of the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her innovative, cost effective, and sustainable water-purification system.

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Education, Income Level Of Parent Correlated to Child's Brain Development: Study

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscientists found a correlation between a parent’s income and education level and the development of certain areas of their child’s brain that relate to learning, memory and stress processing.

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Next Big Idea Fest Inspires Science & Technology Careers Among Youth

LOS ALAMOS, NM — September 1, 2012 — A group of 13 Proctor and Gamble (P&G) engineers who call themselves Team Cheaparral are bringing their highly publicized Cheaparral 2J-2 Corvette to the Next Big Idea Festival, which takes place in Los Alamos, New Mexico on Sept. 15. Along with the Corvette, known as the “sucker Vette,” Team Cheaparral wants to bring young people up to speed on why the fields of technology, science and engineering are “cool.”

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U.S. Schools Show Slight Improvement on Science Test

Despite years of educators' complaints that reading and math are crowding out other school subjects, new findings from the federal government show that USA middle-schoolers' basic knowledge of science is improving — at least a bit.

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Strengthening Support for Science

Funding and partnerships with higher ed institutions can help increase professional development resources.

Moving Toward New K12 Science Standards

Next Generation of Science Standards will be available next fall.

Solving Real Problems

It's time to solve problems in the real world, not just at the end of the chapter.

Helping STEM Take Root

School districts ramp up science, technology, engineering and math curriculum as it gains more attention locally and nationally.

The Redesign of AP Science and History Programs

This redesign will help to deepen and enrich students' readiness to become our next generation of scientists, engineers and historians.

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