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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.

June 27, 2012

New Multistate Network to Promote STEM Education

A collection of statewide STEM education networks have formed a new coalition to promote STEM policies and practices.

June 26, 2012

Input Sought on Math Frameworks Pegged to Common Core

A state testing consortium is inviting public comment on two documents that aim to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.

June 21, 2012

Schools Turning to Virtual Dissection

Students in Highlands County, Fla., could do animal dissections virtually if the district adopts a proposal to abandon the use of real specimens in science classes.

June 12, 2012

Book Sees Big Variations in Classroom Coverage of STEM

A forthcoming book finds that U.S. classrooms are providing unequal access to math and science content, suggesting it's not simply an issue that places low-income and minority students at a disadvantage, but that the variations exist for students of all backgrounds. In fact, the two authors found t...

June 11, 2012

Evidence Persists of STEM Achievement Gap for Girls

Recent data point to an achievement gap in STEM based on gender in the United States, as seen in results from the Advanced Placement program, NAEP, and international tests.

June 05, 2012

Draft Standards Neglect Computer Science, Coalition Says

An advocacy coalition argues that the first draft of common science standards gives short shrift to computer science education.

May 30, 2012

STEM School's Entrance Policy Sparks Debate

A highly regarded STEM school in Virginia is drawing attention after changes to its admissions policy have raised questions about access vs. achievement.

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