The private grants in Washington state will support a variety of initiatives to improve STEM learning.
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August 21, 2012
August 20, 2012
One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards released a flurry of sample items that offer an idea of what the tests might look like.
August 17, 2012
Climate-change education in schools and communities is getting a boost from a new set of grants from the National Science Foundation.
August 16, 2012
The high-profile organization best known for its free math videos is now offering a new platform focused on computer science education.
August 15, 2012
Across about 2,000 U.S. high schools most likely to succeed based on demographics, a new study finds strikingly wide variation in the share of top-achieving math students produced.
August 08, 2012
From guest blogger Gina Cairney STEM advocates are always looking for novel ways to entice more girls and women into science, technology, engineering, and math. That's why a group of women in Durham, N.C., host fundraisers that benefit women and girls. But they're not your run-of-the-mill fundraisers.
August 02, 2012
A new study finds that Chicago's algebra-for-all policy took a toll on high-achieving students, and that the main reason was a shift to mixed-ability grouping of students.
August 01, 2012
Two flashpoints for debate in education circles are vouchers and teaching creationism. Well, today I've found a way to combine them in one blog post. The Associated Press is reporting that some Louisiana private schools participating in the state's new voucher program reject evolution and instead te...
July 31, 2012
Analysts say it's not yet clear how influential the new set of 'publishers' criteria for the common-core math standards will prove, but the document appears to be drawing serious attention.
July 31, 2012
Some observers appreciate key aspects of the document, though issues such as proposed restrictions on the length of textbooks are generating debate.