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January 23, 2015

Wyoming Takes First Step Toward Ending Ban on Common Science Standards

The Wyoming House gave preliminary approval to eliminate a budget footnote that forbids the state board of education from considering the Next Generation Science Standards for adoption.

January 22, 2015

'State of STEM' Event Focuses on Women in Science

A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.

January 21, 2015

Go Beyond Method to the Civic Purposes of Science

Almost a century ago, John Dewey urged educators to move science education from memorization to method. But as guest contributor John L. Rudolph writes, the goal was a better society, not just better scientists.

January 16, 2015

'Spare Parts' Is Assembled From Other Education Movies, But Still Inspires

The movie about four Hispanic high school students who improbably enter a college robotics competition was inspired by a story in Wired magazine.

January 11, 2015

Social Studies and STEM

History is related to every STEM subject and can play a role as schools move ahead with trans-disciplinary curricula. STEM embraces, integrates, opens and welcomes thinking.

January 09, 2015

P-TECH 'Playbook' Gives Scoop on Replicating Business-Focused School

The first Pathways in Technology Early College High School opened in 2011, and now there are 27 such schools. An online playbook spells out how to start more.

January 09, 2015

Colorado Offers More Support to Rural, Understaffed Schools

The state will target teachers and STEM programs in supporting rural Colorado schools.

January 07, 2015

West Virginia Adopts Common Science Standards, With Modifications on Climate Change

Last month, West Virginia joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards—but not without first making a few tweaks to the standards' language about global warming.

January 07, 2015

Survey: Principals Differ on Definition of Computer Science

There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.

January 06, 2015

Is STEM Too Broad a Category?

A recent Vox piece poses that STEM may be "too broad a classification" when looking at the job market. Does the same apply for education?

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