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November 08, 2016
November 04, 2016
The new framework aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards, which encourage more hands-on learning.
November 03, 2016
Teacher training programs that focused on content like common-core math were deemed to be the most successful, according to the survey by 100Kin10.
October 31, 2016
A nonprofit in Vermont uses sailing to help schools teach students about STEM.
October 07, 2016
As part of a special report on ways to support new teachers, the Ed Week video team examined a program for first- and second-year science educators held at San Francisco's hallowed Exploratorium.
September 26, 2016
The website ScienceDebate.org asked the presidential candidates to lay out their views on 20 science-related topics. Here's what Clinton and Trump said on two that affect K-12 education.
September 20, 2016
The Montana board of education voted to adopt a new set of K-12 science standards, which closely resemble the Next Generation Science Standards that 18 states have adopted.
September 15, 2016
A new report shares its vision for lifelong, equitable STEM education in the United States.
September 14, 2016
With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math educationwith particular attention to computer science.
September 13, 2016
Twenty states now require that high school students be allowed to count a computer science course as a math or science credit toward graduation, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.