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December 01, 2010

Get Ready: PISA Is Coming!

Expect lots of analysis, and probably plenty of handwringing, after the international test results are issued next week.

November 22, 2010

Astronauts to Chat From Space With Middle Schoolers

Amid all the recent talk among STEM advocates about getting young people more excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, here's a great example of the idea in action. Tomorrow, astronauts in orbit on the International Space Station will communicate directly with students at two...

November 18, 2010

Governors Group Forms STEM Advisory Panel

The 19-member panel includes expertise across education, policy, business, and STEM content.

November 18, 2010

How Are 12th Graders Doing on NAEP? The Results Are Out

NAEP scores for high school seniors in math and reading show declines since 1992, but modest gains since the last test in 2005.

November 17, 2010

Study: Parents Should Talk to Toddlers About Numbers

The research suggests that children whose parents talked with them a lot about numbers as toddlers had an advantage later in understanding math.

November 12, 2010

Louisiana Panel Endorses Textbooks, Despite Evolution Critics

A final decision on the science books is expected next month from the state board of elementary and secondary education.

November 12, 2010

Textbook Battle Brewing in Louisiana Over Evolution

Critics say the textbooks give too much credibility to the theory of evolution.

November 11, 2010

U.S. Teens Understand the Value of Math and Science, Survey Finds

While U.S. teens understand the value of STEM, they are far less confident in the nation's ability to be competitive in math and science, a new survey shows.

November 08, 2010

Leading Companies, Universities Urge Senate to Pass 'COMPETES' Act

The organizations argue that continued "strong funding" of basic research and STEM education programs will help ensure the nation's prosperity.

November 02, 2010

Al Gore to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Science, Math Education

Gore will be joined by inventor Dean Kamen and former astronaut Sally Ride for the online event, which is intended to get young people interested in the STEM fields.

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