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February 11, 2014

Engineering Week and Encouraging Girls in STEM

Next week is National Engineers Week, and a variety of events are planned, including a day devoted to encouraging girls to think about engineering as a career.

February 06, 2014

ACT Cites 'New STEM Gap': Interest v. Intention

Nearly one in 10 high school graduates showed preference for STEM-type activities but indicated they had no interest in a STEM career, according to a new report.

February 03, 2014

STEM 'Ecosystems' Bring Together Educators and Experts

A working paper by the Noyce Foundation highlights 15 promising collaborations between K-12 schools, extended-learning programs, and outside organizations that aim to further STEM education.

January 31, 2014

Texas Officially Drops Algebra 2 Requirement for Graduation

With a 14 to 1 vote, the Texas Board of Education officially dropped Algebra 2 as a graduation requirement for most high school students.

January 27, 2014

Lawmakers, Schools Finding Ways to Push Computer Science

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students to take computer science to satisfy a foreign-language requirement.

January 24, 2014

Illinois State Board Votes in Favor of Common Science Standards

Illinois is well on its way to joining eight other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

January 16, 2014

Texas Charter System Accused of Teaching Creationism

An investigative piece in Slate claims that a Texas charter system with 65 schools is teaching creationism and other unconstitutional, religiously driven lessons.

January 16, 2014

California Selects Common-Core Math Materials

Of the 35 sets of instructional materials submitted for possible consideration, the state board of education adopted 31.

January 13, 2014

Federal Hearing Highlights Private-Sector Efforts to Promote STEM Education

At a congressional hearing, the heads of STEM education programs and high school students discussed private-sector efforts to engage young people in the STEM fields.

January 10, 2014

No Girls, Blacks, or Hispanics Take AP Computer Science Exam in Some States

A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.

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