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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July 16, 2012
A $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York will help to develop a network of STEM-themed schools in North Carolina with a focus on biotechnology and agriscience.
June 22, 2012
School districts with a combined annual purchasing power of $2 billion band together to demand instructional materials from publishers that reflect the common standards.
February 01, 2012
The public will soon get its first chance to comment on a set of draft, common standards for science.
February 17, 2011
Scientists must become more involved in educating the public about science and supporting K-12 students' interest in science, according to Alice S. Huang, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
February 11, 2011
There are a number of developments in the STEM arena, including a new book to encourage high school students to conduct scientific research and take part in competitions.
February 07, 2011
Participation in science fairs appears to be dropping, The New York Times reports.
February 03, 2011
The new exam will be entirely computer-based.
February 01, 2011
The authors suggest that while much attention has been paid to disadvantages in math based on race and ethnicity, students in rural areas have access to fewer math courses.
January 26, 2011
President Obama ties STEM education to the nation's competitiveness in the world, reiterates call to recruit 100,000 new teachers in those fields.