July 2016 Archives

In several parts of the western U.S. and Canada, there's a focus on introducing indigenous youth to STEM careers.


A new paper lists 28 ways federally funded research has changed what we know about how to teach whole numbers, fractions, algebra, and other math topics.


In this video interview, the president of the National Science Teachers Association, David Evans, answers nine questions about the new science standards.


Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.


Project-based learning may be an increasingly popular instructional strategy, but experts say teachers are too often not given the supports they need to make it work.


A scenario familiar to many classroom teachers is playing out on a much bigger scale at the Republican National Convention.


After a 21 year drought, the United States has now won the prestigious international high school math competition for two years running.


California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.


The biotech entrepreneur who founded the USA Science and Engineering Festival, a celebration of STEM learning held in Washington since 2010, has died of pancreatic cancer.


The social media giant is giving the nonprofit Code.org $15 million over five years to focus on increasing diversity in computer science.


A recent study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement--and benefited weaker teachers the most.


How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.


Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.


After two years of musical training, children's music skills and auditory pathways were more developed than those of their peers, said USC researchers.


Lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards are focused on application and making connections across topics. They're also hard to come by, for now.


Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan says the idea that students should mainly read texts at their "instructional level" simply isn't backed by research.


After an Advanced Placement European History curriculum revision, one critic suggests the new program doesn't focus enough on the United Kingdom.


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