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May 04, 2015

Study: Few STEM Educators View Next Generation Science Standards Negatively

A recent survey of 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers and supervisors found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them.

May 01, 2015

What Exactly Is the Maker Movement?

While born of an age-old concept, the "maker movement" officially turns 10 this year.

April 24, 2015

Study to Question the Value of Science Fairs

Is holding a middle school science fair a worthwhile endeavor? A team of science educators and researchers is hoping to find out.

April 23, 2015

'Cheryl's Birthday' Problem Gets the Internet Talking About Math

A high school math problem from Singapore made the rounds on the Internet.

April 22, 2015

Report Pushes for New Look at STEM Definition, Training

The National Science Board issues a new report that seeks to broaden the term, "STEM workforce," and also calls for well-rounded STEM education, even in non-STEM fields.

April 17, 2015

Is Your State Ready to Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards?

The National Association of State Boards of Education has released a guide to help states decide whether they're ready to adopt and implement the new science standards.

April 09, 2015

West Virginia Amends Science Standards, Again, to Reflect Doubt on Climate Change

The ongoing feud in West Virginia over the Next Generation Science Standards has ended, for now, with a somewhat surprising decision to amend the standards to satisfy climate-change skeptics.

April 08, 2015

Three Strategies for Algebra Teaching Pinpointed in New Guide

Algebra teachers should show students both correctly and incorrectly solved problems and have students to discuss them, according to a new algebra practice guide.

April 07, 2015

Educator Resource: Spotlight on Math Instruction

Just a heads-up to readers that Ed Week is offering a package of articles about math instruction, several of which focus on the Common Core State Standards for math, for free until April 15.

April 02, 2015

When Did Science Education Become STEM?

When exactly did the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math enter the educational lexicon?

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