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October 22, 2014

Chevron Partners on $20 Million STEM Education Plan

The multinational energy corporation is launching an effort to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education and training in rural Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

October 21, 2014

New York State Approves Career-Focused Graduation Pathways

Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam.

October 09, 2014

Code.org Launches $5 Million Crowd-Funding Campaign

The nonprofit is attempting to raise $5 million through the crowd-funding site Indiegogo to help introduce 100 million students to computer coding.

October 07, 2014

Georgia High School Teachers Dislike Integrated Math

Nearly 85 percent of Georgia teachers participating in a recent survey said they would rather use the traditional algebra-geometry-algebra 2 pathway for high school math than the integrated model the state currently requires.

October 03, 2014

Professor: Math Mastery Requires Practice, Not Common-Core's 'Conceptual Understanding'

Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., says the key to math expertise is practice, not conceptual understanding as common-core proponents would have educators believe.

October 01, 2014

Finding Overlap in the Common Math, Language Arts, and Science Standards

A Stanford researcher's Venn diagram shows the overlap between the common core and the Next Generation Science Standards, which some are using to argue for standards adoption.

September 29, 2014

Common-Core Math Testing: Using an Equation Editor

Both of the consortia creating common-core tests say they're improving their equation editors, but math experts say students won't have much trouble figuring out how to use them.

September 09, 2014

National Group for Chemistry Teachers Launches

The American Association of Chemistry Teachers, which is billing itself as the "first national chemistry association for K-12 teachers," is officially up and running as of this month.

September 03, 2014

British Students Required to Learn Computer Coding

Starting this school year, students as young as 5 in England will be required to learn computer programming, reports the BBC.

August 28, 2014

Science Teacher Puts Standards' 'Cross-Cutting Concepts' Into Pictures

A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.

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