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July 18, 2018

Save the Planet! Do a Citizen Science Project With Your Students

Citizen science has the potential to develop in participants the desire to preserve nature, a new study shows. Scientists say more schools should try it.

July 12, 2018

Science Degree Holders More Likely to Use Inquiry-Based Teaching. But There Aren't Enough of Them

Eighth grade science teachers with little to no college coursework in science are less likely to practice inquiry-based science instruction, according to a new study. Is that one reason for a shortage of STEM workers in the United States?

June 13, 2018

Students Like Math and Science More, and Reading Less, Than They Used To

Students like math and science more than they did nearly a decade ago, but they like reading less, especially in elementary school.

June 13, 2018

Participation in AP Computer Science Principles Grows Again

Participation and performance among AP Computer Science courses has increased in the past year, but especially so for the popular AP Computer Science Principles class.

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.

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