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August 04, 2015

New Program to Invest in Digital Tools for K-12 Science Instruction

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

August 04, 2015

Next Generation Science Standards Get Mixed Reviews From Genetics Experts

The Next Generation Science Standards do a better job overall of covering genetics than most previous state standards, but are missing some key content, according to a new study.

July 27, 2015

Gender Gaps at the Math Olympiad: Where Are the Girls?

Last week, a U.S. team won the International Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years. But the U.S. team, like many others in the competition, was all male.

July 19, 2015

U.S. Gets Gold in International Math Competition

The U.S. team won the International Math Olympiad for the first time since 1994.

July 10, 2015

Should 'Regrouping' Be Taught Earlier Under Common-Core Math Standards?

The Common Core State Standards teach students the algorithm for multi-digit addition and subtraction in 4th grade. But some experts say it should be taught sooner.

July 07, 2015

Study Highlights Striking Racial and Gender Gaps in High School STEM

While male and female students are earning high school math and science credits at similar rates, boys are still significantly more likely to take engineering classes and to consider pursuing postsecondary STEM majors, according to a recent transcript study.

July 06, 2015

Lessons on State Adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards

In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.

June 25, 2015

Computer Science Teachers' Group Fills Executive Director Position

Mark R. Nelson was named the new executive director of the nearly 20,000-member Computer Science Teachers Association.

June 24, 2015

What Two Schools Are Doing About Teachers' Math Anxiety

"[K]ids aren't likely to buy into doing tougher math with teachers who are inwardly hyperventilating about the subject themselves," says a new brief from a New York City-based policy institute.

June 19, 2015

Arkansas Becomes 14th State to Adopt Next Generation Science Standards

With much support from educators, Arkansas has joined 13 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

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