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August 28, 2012

New 'STEMworks Database' Aims to Identify Strong Programs

The criteria for recognizing programs include targeting a compelling need and offering STEM content that is challenging and relevant to young people.

August 22, 2012

Public Poll Finds Divided Views of Common Standards

An annual poll of Americans' views on public education finds divided support for the common standards.

August 21, 2012

New Grants to Fuel STEM Learning in Washington State

The private grants in Washington state will support a variety of initiatives to improve STEM learning.

August 20, 2012

Sample Common-Assessment Items Released, Traffic Crashes Server

One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards released a flurry of sample items that offer an idea of what the tests might look like.

August 17, 2012

NSF Promotes Climate-Change Education With New Grants

Climate-change education in schools and communities is getting a boost from a new set of grants from the National Science Foundation.

August 16, 2012

Khan Academy Turns Attention to Computer Science Education

The high-profile organization best known for its free math videos is now offering a new platform focused on computer science education.

August 15, 2012

Top Math Achievers Are Spread Unevenly Across Similar Schools

Across about 2,000 U.S. high schools most likely to succeed based on demographics, a new study finds strikingly wide variation in the share of top-achieving math students produced.

August 08, 2012

Arm Wrestling for STEM

From guest blogger Gina Cairney STEM advocates are always looking for novel ways to entice more girls and women into science, technology, engineering, and math. That's why a group of women in Durham, N.C., host fundraisers that benefit women and girls. But they're not your run-of-the-mill fundraisers.

August 02, 2012

Algebra-for-All Policy Harmed High-Achievers, Study Finds

A new study finds that Chicago's algebra-for-all policy took a toll on high-achieving students, and that the main reason was a shift to mixed-ability grouping of students.

August 01, 2012

Some Voucher Schools Found to Be Teaching Creationism

Two flashpoints for debate in education circles are vouchers and teaching creationism. Well, today I've found a way to combine them in one blog post. The Associated Press is reporting that some Louisiana private schools participating in the state's new voucher program reject evolution and instead te...

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