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May 23, 2018

Arizona's Draft Science Standards Minimize Evolution. Many Blame the State Superintendent

The draft portrays evolution as less than settled fact and introduces other errors. Many believe Diane Douglas, the state superintendent, directed the changes.

May 11, 2018

Genealogy Curriculum Sparks Students' Interest in STEM (and History, Too)

A new middle school genetics and genealogy curriculum inspired by the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" aims to engage students in science using a more personal approach.

April 24, 2018

Students of Color Face Persistent Disparities in Access to Advanced STEM Courses

The U.S. Department of Education shows that in general, black and Latino students took fewer such classes than their white peers. And although they had similar access to schools offering Algebra 1 in 8th grade, a smaller proportion of them were enrolled in the class.

April 18, 2018

Gates Foundation Eyes Middle Years Math Instruction

It's part of the foundation's $425 million research and development push, announced last fall.

April 16, 2018

STEM Lessons for Kindergarteners Earn Girl Scout Top Honor

A senior at Paradise High School in northern California earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement given to a Girl Scout, for creating 12 STEM lessons for kindergarteners.

April 10, 2018

Measuring New Science Standards Is Hard. These Projects Aim to Change That

The AAAS launches a new project to develop assessment scenarios that measure the NGSS' energy standards.

April 04, 2018

Middle School Math Assignments: Common-Core Aligned, But Not Rigorous

The good news, says an Education Trust review of a sample of more than 1,800 math assignments, is that most do target at least one or more of the Common Core State Standards. The bad news? They continue to focus on procedural knowledge, rather than more conceptual mathematical thinking.

March 28, 2018

Digital Dissection May Be Heading to an Anatomy Class Near You

Students at a New Jersey high school can virtually dissect the human body, thanks to the purchase of cutting edge technology typically available only to medical students. But are digital dissections the best way to teach biology and anatomy?

March 23, 2018

Federal STEM Education Programs Lack Coordination, Watchdog Finds

A federal committee failed to analyze performance data on the more than 160 federal programs that promote STEM education and research.

March 15, 2018

Nonprofit Will Issue 'Digital Badges' for Science Units That Align With Standards

Achieve will offer the badge to science units it deems well aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

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