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July 17, 2012

Study: U.S. Test Gains Middling Compared With Other Nations

The rate at which U.S. students have improved their achievement since 1995 falls in the middle of the pack when compared with other, mostly industrialized nations, a new study drawing on standardized test data finds. In addition, the researchers shed light on which U.S. states have seen the fastest...

July 16, 2012

Gift to Support STEM Schools Focused on Biotech, Agriscience

A $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York will help to develop a network of STEM-themed schools in North Carolina with a focus on biotechnology and agriscience.

July 13, 2012

Parents Are an 'Untapped Resource' to Push STEM, Study Says

A new study finds that a simple intervention with parents can lead to their adolescent children taking more math and science courses.

July 12, 2012

Videos Draw on Olympic Sports for Engineering Lessons

The National Science Foundation and NBC have teamed up for a new set of educational videos that focus on Olympic athletes to generate interest in engineering.

July 10, 2012

Many Students Find Schoolwork 'Too Easy,' Report Says

If perception is reality, a lot of schools are failing to challenge their students, a Washington think tank concludes in a new report. Drawing on a rich set of student-survey data, the Center for American Progress cites some alarming statistics in the report, released today. Many students, it seems...

July 10, 2012

Girls Report Higher Math Anxiety Than Boys, Study Finds

A British study finds that girls encounter higher levels of math anxiety than boys, and that this distress has a negative effect on student achievement.

July 03, 2012

Poll: Most Teachers, But Not the Public, Are Aware of Common Core

New polling data suggest that the vast majority of public school teachers are now aware of the Common Core State Standards, but the same isn't true for registered voters.

June 29, 2012

S.C. Measure Prohibits Adoption of Common Science Standards

The South Carolina legislature has just adopted a budget measure that expressly prohibits the state from using funds to participate in, implement, adopt, or promote the common science standards.

June 28, 2012

Girls Have Edge With Hands-On Science Tasks, NAEP Suggests

Although some recent data show boys outpace girls in science achievement, a new NAEP study suggests girls have an edge when it comes to applying that learning in a hands-on setting.

June 28, 2012

Draft of Common Science Standards Draws Friendly Fire

The NSTA and a Washington think tank are raising concerns about key elements of draft science standards 26 states are helping to craft.

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