At the White House Science Fair, the president spoke with a troop of Girl Scouts who had built an automatic page-turner, for readers with arthritis, using Lego robotics.
A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.
Today, in what President Obama called one of the "most fun" events of the year, dozens of students from around the country showcased their experiments and inventions at the fifth annual White House science fair.
Nearly 400 districts and 120 individual schools were recognized for their efforts in making music education widely available to students.
Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah S. Delisle urges policymakers to evaluate not just how much time testing is taking, but the purpose of each test.
Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.
A bill under consideration in Texas would let students graduate even if they failed two of the five required end-of-course tests. In New York, officials are debating allowing students to substitute advanced work for the Regents exams.
In a two-hour keynote at the National Science Teachers Association's national conference,the star of the popular 1990s educational TV show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" spoke about selfies, climate change, and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham.
On Saturday, 3/14/15, at 9:26:53am, the clock aligned to represent the first 10 digits of pi: 3.141592653.
In a packed session this morning, a professor who helped lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, described the new standards as "a shift from learning about something to figuring out something."