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June 10, 2014

Reducing Math Anxiety: What Can Teachers Do?

Psychology professors Sian Beilock and Daniel Willingham offer suggestions for how teachers can help decrease the effects of math anxiety.

June 04, 2014

Kentucky to Teach New Science Standards, Halt Testing for 2014-15

The Kentucky education commissioner is scheduled to announce that the state will officially implement the Next Generation Science Standards this fall, but testing won't start for at least another year.

June 04, 2014

Rural Students Less Likely to Take Core Sciences in High School, Report Says

A new federal report found that fewer graduates of rural schools completed a sequence of science courses than graduates of non-rural schools.

June 03, 2014

District Leaders Mostly Back Common Core, But Troubled by Implementation

A survey of 500 district superintendents and administrators across 48 states shows mostly strong support for the common-core standards, but it also finds concern that the standards are being implemented too quickly with insufficient support.

June 02, 2014

New Jersey May Be Next State to Adopt Common Science Standards

An official with the state education department in New Jersey confirmed that the state appears poised to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards next month.

June 02, 2014

Research on STEM-Focused Schools Shows Mixed Results

Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.

May 28, 2014

STEM From a Civil Rights Perspective

At a daylong symposium in Washington, civil rights leaders, educators, government officials, and program directors gathered to discuss ways to increase equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education.

May 27, 2014

At Fourth White House Science Fair, Obama Unveils STEM Plans

More than 100 students came to Washington to present their award-winning science projects at the fourth White House Science Fair. During the event, President Obama announced some new STEM education initiatives.

May 27, 2014

Company Offers All Schools Free Mapping Software to Enhance Learning

The dominant player in the world of geographic information systems is making free accounts to its advanced mapping software available to the nation's elementary and secondary schools.

May 20, 2014

'Pushback' to the Common Science Standards: Real or Overblown?

Some suggest there's growing backlash to the Next Generation Science Standards based on their language about climate change. But is there evidence to support that?

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