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July 09, 2014

New Jersey Adopts Common Science Standards

On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.

July 07, 2014

NEA Delegates Talk Common-Core Math

Members of the teachers' union generally said they like the common standards, but lack resources and are scared about what testing will bring.

July 01, 2014

Weighing Common-Core Math Complaints

Do typical arguments for why the common-core math standards are supposedly problematic really make sense?

June 27, 2014

Students Design STEM-Focused Apps to Tackle Community Problems

This week, Verizon announced the winners of its "Innovative App Challenge," a contest in which teams of middle and high school students design concepts for STEM-focused mobile apps to help people in their communities.

June 26, 2014

Study: Struggling Math Students Need Direct Instruction, Not 'Fun' Activities

Music, movement, and manipulatives, while fun, may hinder 1st graders struggling in math, study suggests.

June 25, 2014

Wyoming STEM Professors Defend Common Science Standards

Last week, nearly 50 science and math educators from the University of Wyoming wrote a position paper directed to the board of education, which blocked adoption of the common science standards, detailing why they believe critics of the Next Generation Science Standards are wrong.

June 23, 2014

Google Puts $50 Million Toward Getting Girls Into Coding

Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.

June 18, 2014

White House Hosts Its First Maker Faire

Today the White House is hosting its first Maker Faire to showcase the efforts of children and adults who build, invent, tinker, engineer, craft, and create.

June 17, 2014

Wyoming Churches Endorse the Common Science Standards

A group of churches in Wyoming released a statement saying it endorses the Next Generation Science Standards, including the stance that evolution should be taught as scientific fact.

June 16, 2014

Ad Seeks to Explain Why Girls Stray From STEM

A poignant new ad from tech giant Verizon suggests that how adults (ahem, parents) speak to young girls helps to explain the lack of women in STEM-focused careers.

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