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January 16, 2014

California Selects Common-Core Math Materials

Of the 35 sets of instructional materials submitted for possible consideration, the state board of education adopted 31.

January 13, 2014

Federal Hearing Highlights Private-Sector Efforts to Promote STEM Education

At a congressional hearing, the heads of STEM education programs and high school students discussed private-sector efforts to engage young people in the STEM fields.

January 10, 2014

No Girls, Blacks, or Hispanics Take AP Computer Science Exam in Some States

A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.

January 07, 2014

Explosion From Common Science Experiment Burns Two Students

The accident occurred weeks after a U.S. safety agency created an educational video warning of the dangers of that type of chemistry experiment.

January 07, 2014

Stanford Engineer Develops Virtual Science Labs for MOOCs

An engineering professor at Stanford University has developed a way for students in MOOCs to conduct virtual lab experiments—an "iLab," as he calls it—that could have value for K-12 students.

January 02, 2014

Educational 'Pop Science' Videos Gaining Favor

The number of subscribers to educational YouTube channels tripled in 2013, NPR reports. A major contributor to the growth is increased interest in "pop science," or what YouTube calls "explainer," videos.

December 19, 2013

D.C. Adopts Common Science Standards

With an 8-0 vote yesterday by its board of education, D.C. joins eight states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards so far.

December 18, 2013

Urban NAEP Results: 'Regular' D.C. Schools Make Big Gains

The District of Columbia school system answers a big question hanging over its impressive gains on the regular NAEP: did the charter school sector drive those improvements? New results show the answer: nope.

December 17, 2013

Panel Recommends New Breed of Assessments for Science Learning

A vision for science testing, recommended by a panel of the National Research Council, would fundamentally change the current model of assessment, blending classroom-based assessments and periodic tests to "monitor" learning with information about students' "opportunity to learn."

December 13, 2013

U.S. Girls Perform Evenly With Boys in Math and Science, PISA Data Show

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

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