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November 26, 2014

Study: Nearly 45 Percent of Students in California District Repeat Algebra

More than four out of every 10 students in a California district repeated Algebra 1, according to a new study, though not all repeaters were low performers.

November 25, 2014

President Obama Announces $28 Million Investment in STEM Education

President Obama announced that, in partnership with more than 200 companies and nonprofits, the administration has raised an additional $28 million to help prepare more science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.

November 20, 2014

'Frozen' Princesses Help Launch 2nd Annual 'Hour of Code'

Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.

November 19, 2014

Students Interested in STEM Fields, But Few Plan to Teach Them

New research by ACT also shows that students' readiness for STEM studies lags behind their interest.

November 19, 2014

Draft Assessment Tasks Seek Blend of Math, Science Learning

Teachers are encouraged to use the tasks, modify them to suit their needs, and offer feedback on needed revisions, according to standards organizers.

November 17, 2014

Audio Interview: Making Sense of Common-Core Math

In this short audio post, two EdWeek reporters discuss the major differences between the common core and previous state standards, as well as a few other interesting tidbits from the recent common-core math report.

November 14, 2014

Science, Technology, Engineering, and ... Makeup?

L'Oréal recently announced the winners of its For Women in Science fellowship, which awards $60,000 grants to five female postdocs who've demonstrated excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

November 10, 2014

Understanding the History of Women in Computer Science

Men haven't always dominated the computer-science field, according to NPR.

November 07, 2014

Lockheed Martin to Fund Engineering Classes in Several Urban Districts

The aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin will be donating up to $6 million to fund STEM programs at K-12 schools across several urban districts, including Washington, D.C.

November 06, 2014

Common-Core Subtraction: Teaching Many Methods

Under the common core, there are many ways to do subtraction—none of which involve borrowing and carrying.

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