Efforts to improve STEM education are getting a boost from several recent announcements, including grants from the NSF and the Gates Foundation.
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January 09, 2012
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January 06, 2012
A measure just approved in New Hampshire gives parents new authority to seek alternatives to any aspect of the school curriculum they find objectionable.
December 28, 2011
Common standards, assessments and STEM education dominated the year's curriculum stories.
December 22, 2011
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December 20, 2011
An Arizona high school will soon offer two advanced diplomas with a STEM emphasis.
December 16, 2011
A new budget compromise would restore the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, but abolish or cut some other curriculum-related initiatives.
December 15, 2011
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December 14, 2011
Ohio measure would require schools to teach the "original texts" of several historical documents, including the U.S. Constitution.