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.
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June 29, 2012
June 28, 2012
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
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
A collection of statewide STEM education networks have formed a new coalition to promote STEM policies and practices.
June 26, 2012
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
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
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
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
An advocacy coalition argues that the first draft of common science standards gives short shrift to computer science education.
May 30, 2012
A highly regarded STEM school in Virginia is drawing attention after changes to its admissions policy have raised questions about access vs. achievement.