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May 27, 2014

At Fourth White House Science Fair, Obama Unveils STEM Plans

More than 100 students came to Washington to present their award-winning science projects at the fourth White House Science Fair. During the event, President Obama announced some new STEM education initiatives.

May 15, 2014

Q&A: Harvard Researcher Argues Claims of STEM Worker Shortage Overblown

Labor market data do not support industry claims of a looming shortage of scientists and engineers, argues Michael Teitelbaum in a new book.

March 24, 2014

Disparities Persist in Access to Math and Science Courses, Federal Data Show

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

October 15, 2013

Scientific Discovery, Environmental Awareness Promoted in New Program

A new program led by the grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau seeks to reveal the thrill of discovery and raise environmental awareness in young people.

April 02, 2013

Farm Theme Saves Kansas Elementary School From Closing

An farm-based curriculum helped save a Kansas elementary school from closing due to low enrollment.

April 01, 2013

Infectious-Diseases Program Engages Students in Science

Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine partnered with teachers from Boston Public Schools to create an engaging science curriculum focused on the scientific method and health-related concepts.

January 22, 2013

19 Year Old Zack Kopplin Challenges Public Funding of Creationist Schools

You may have heard recently about a 19 year old activist who has been shaking things up in Louisiana. Zack Kopplin cares about science, and when creationists attempted to sway the science textbook process in 2010, he got involved. More recently he has been fighting the diversion of public funds to schools that teach creationism. I asked him to share a bit about his work.

February 17, 2011

AAAS President Calls for More Science Support for K-12 Education

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.

January 25, 2010

Sharing our Visions: What does Great Education look like to You?

We spend so much of our energy responding to silly or downright destructive educational policies -- we rarely take the time to develop our vision of what we want instead.

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