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?
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August 11, 2014
August 05, 2014
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
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
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
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
Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.
July 22, 2014
A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.
July 17, 2014
When we take a mandate and push it into our existing structure, we follow, but do not create a structural shift as we accept new practices. We need a new structure within which these changes can flourish.
July 16, 2014
A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.
July 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.