Articles: STEM

Lauren Williams
Students from a pilot school, Cowan Fundamental Elementary in Sacramento, California, examine hungry pests. (Photo: Amy Karle)
New curriculum released by the USDA focuses on threats to crops, plants and trees
Lauren Williams
Ken Robinson proposes a transformation of the nation’s schools from an outmoded industrial system to a highly personalized, organic model.
Other recommended books cover school culture, formative assessments and science standards
Alison DeNisco
Sandy Grove Middle School’s solar panels sit on the roof.
Sandy Grove Middle School in North Carolina produces more energy than it consumes
Sue Poremba
3D printing offers multiple ways for students to get hands-on experience and to gain marketable skills before leaving high school
Lower costs, better materials make three-dimensional printing a reality for more districts

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