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January 27, 2014

Lawmakers, Schools Finding Ways to Push Computer Science

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students to take computer science to satisfy a foreign-language requirement.

January 24, 2014

Illinois State Board Votes in Favor of Common Science Standards

Illinois is well on its way to joining eight other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

January 16, 2014

Texas Charter System Accused of Teaching Creationism

An investigative piece in Slate claims that a Texas charter system with 65 schools is teaching creationism and other unconstitutional, religiously driven lessons.

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.

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