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May 20, 2015

Math Groups Criticize EdReports' Textbook Reviews in Open Letter

The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by EdReports.org are incomplete, contain errors, and misrepresent what's important in the common standards, claim two national groups of math educators.

May 19, 2015

International Science Fair Winner Helps Reduce Germ-Transmission on Airplanes

Seventeen-year-old Raymond Wang of Canada won $75,000 in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last week for inventing an air inlet system that reduces disease transmission in airplane cabins.

May 15, 2015

The Value of Studying Students' Problem-Solving Processes in Math

A blogger discusses the value of studying student work.

May 12, 2015

Stanford Professor: Stop With the Math Memorization

Mathematics education in the United States puts far too much emphasis on memorization, says Stanford professor Jo Boaler.

May 08, 2015

Calif. Study: High-Minority High Schools Offer Little Computer Science

Computer science courses are often inaccessible for black, Hispanic, Native American, and low-income high school students in California, according to a new study.

May 08, 2015

Group Seeks to Accelerate STEM to STEAM Push

VH1 Save the Music Foundation works to put the "STEM to STEAM" discussion on the national agenda

May 07, 2015

Encouraging Math Students to 'Make Sense of Problems'

David Ginsburg, of Education Week Teacher's Coach G's Teaching Tips blog, has a good explanation about what it means to "make sense of problems"—one of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.

May 04, 2015

Study: Few STEM Educators View Next Generation Science Standards Negatively

A recent survey of 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers and supervisors found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them.

May 01, 2015

What Exactly Is the Maker Movement?

While born of an age-old concept, the "maker movement" officially turns 10 this year.

April 24, 2015

Study to Question the Value of Science Fairs

Is holding a middle school science fair a worthwhile endeavor? A team of science educators and researchers is hoping to find out.

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