Recent data point to an achievement gap in STEM based on gender in the United States, as seen in results from the Advanced Placement program, NAEP, and international tests.
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June 11, 2012
June 05, 2012
An advocacy coalition argues that the first draft of common science standards gives short shrift to computer science education.
May 30, 2012
A highly regarded STEM school in Virginia is drawing attention after changes to its admissions policy have raised questions about access vs. achievement.
May 25, 2012
A "Dear Colleague" letter from the National Science Foundation is seeking public input on a proposed $60 million initiative to improve math education.
May 24, 2012
A new guide from the federal "What Works Clearinghouse" seeks to help educators improve their students' math-problem solving skills in grades 4-8.
May 22, 2012
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium has just named directors for mathematics and for the support of 'under-represented' students.
May 14, 2012
The set of 'next generation' science standards being developed have a lot of fingerprints, from state officials to local educators and prominent science experts.
May 11, 2012
Science education is likely to be the topic of plenty of discussion and probably some heated rhetoricin coming days, as the first public draft of a set of "next generation" science standards was released today. The ambitious effortinvolving 26 states, plus a variety of educators a...
May 10, 2012
Relatively few U.S. students scored at the 'advanced' level in science on the latest round of NAEP results.
May 09, 2012
A group of universities, community colleges, and school districts have just announced plans to work together to revamp secondary math teacher preparation to better align with the common standards.