Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.
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May 28, 2014
At a daylong symposium in Washington, civil rights leaders, educators, government officials, and program directors gathered to discuss ways to increase equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
January 13, 2014
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.
December 13, 2013
In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.
June 28, 2013
Much of the historic narrowing of achievement gaps highlighted in a new NAEP report was accomplished by the late 1980s.
October 26, 2012
As he takes the helm of the College Board, David Coleman zeroes in on helping disadvantaged students live up to their potential.
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.
June 28, 2012
Although some recent data show boys outpace girls in science achievement, a new NAEP study suggests girls have an edge when it comes to applying that learning in a hands-on setting.
June 07, 2012
Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report finds the U.S. high school graduation rate at the highest level since the late 1970s, driven in large part by gains among Latino students.
May 10, 2012
Relatively few U.S. students scored at the 'advanced' level in science on the latest round of NAEP results.