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September 16, 2014

Elementary Schools Use Extra Learning Time for STEM Education

With the Next Generation Science Standards being put into place, the Noyce Foundation and National Center on Time and Learning award grants to five expanded learning and expeditionary learning schools to enhance STEM education through partnerships with museums and local science organizations.

September 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Salesforce.com Invests $5M in San Francisco Schools

Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.

September 10, 2014

Arne Duncan Makes Pitch for New STEM Teachers, Classroom Technology

At a tour of NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Ala., the education secretary put the spotlight on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

August 21, 2014

Brain Study Gives a Peek at Move From Problem-Solving to Fact-Finding in Math

Brain activity moves from the center of executive function to a region associated with memory as children become math proficient, finds a new study.

August 11, 2014

Cultivation of Curiosity in Children Linked to Later Aptitude in Science

When parents encourage their children to ask "why?." kids may be more interested in science later in life. How can schools engage students who didn't have that experience?

August 05, 2014

ACT: Added Course Requirements Alone Don't Produce STEM Readiness

New research finds that states and districts seeking to boost college and career readiness in STEM fields must work to ensure that more students are prepared for challenging courses.

August 01, 2014

International Testing Official, Philly Principal Win Innovation Award

Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.

July 28, 2014

Florida Teen Battling to Become PowerPoint Champion of the World

Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.

July 24, 2014

After 20-Year Hiatus, U.S. to Rejoin International Math and Science Test

American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.

July 23, 2014

What's the 'Opportunity Cost' of Doubling Down on Math?

Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.

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