White female students are more likely to pursue STEM fields in college if they attended a high school with a high proportion of female math and science teachers, according to a recent study. The results were not as conclusive for black female students.
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March 09, 2016
March 08, 2016
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new effort to bring computer science classes to every public school in the state by the end of 2017.
March 01, 2016
The White House launched a new effort to expose K-12 students to what happens in the nation's federal science labs, in the hopes of sparking more interest in STEM careers.
February 29, 2016
It's been almost a year since West Virginia adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, though with a few changes to the wording on climate change. But now the science standards are being challenged once again.
February 23, 2016
By now you may have heard that there's a set of common science standards that some states are adopting called the Next Generation Science Standards. But if that's about where your knowledge ends, you're not alone.
February 18, 2016
Most science teachers have an "insufficient grasp of the science" behind climate change, and that may be hurting their teaching, according to a recent study.
February 17, 2016
Hawaii is the 18th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which are also in place in the District of Columbia.
February 16, 2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced the release of a new, research-based curriculum for middle school teachers that, according to early piloting, is having quite an impact on science learning.
February 12, 2016
New research from the American Psychological Association shows that students are less motivated in science when they believe that success in the field depends on extraordinary talent.
February 04, 2016
Several of the big computer science education groups have put out a draft "framework" for how to teach the subject, and they're now looking for feedback from the public.