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July 22, 2014

A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds

Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over time—and are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.

July 22, 2014

A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools

A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.

July 09, 2014

New Jersey Adopts Common Science Standards

On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.

June 27, 2014

Students Design STEM-Focused Apps to Tackle Community Problems

This week, Verizon announced the winners of its "Innovative App Challenge," a contest in which teams of middle and high school students design concepts for STEM-focused mobile apps to help people in their communities.

June 25, 2014

Wyoming STEM Professors Defend Common Science Standards

Last week, nearly 50 science and math educators from the University of Wyoming wrote a position paper directed to the board of education, which blocked adoption of the common science standards, detailing why they believe critics of the Next Generation Science Standards are wrong.

June 23, 2014

Google Puts $50 Million Toward Getting Girls Into Coding

Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.

June 18, 2014

White House Hosts Its First Maker Faire

Today the White House is hosting its first Maker Faire to showcase the efforts of children and adults who build, invent, tinker, engineer, craft, and create.

June 16, 2014

Ad Seeks to Explain Why Girls Stray From STEM

A poignant new ad from tech giant Verizon suggests that how adults (ahem, parents) speak to young girls helps to explain the lack of women in STEM-focused careers.

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.

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