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November 26, 2014

NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson Donates $550,000 to 12 Schools

Last week, six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was in the spirit of giving.

November 25, 2014

President Obama Announces $28 Million Investment in STEM Education

President Obama announced that, in partnership with more than 200 companies and nonprofits, the administration has raised an additional $28 million to help prepare more science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.

November 25, 2014

Plant the Seeds for Future Thanksgivings in Kindergarten

Child development and curriculum in classrooms should be inexorably linked. We both believe that as a basic tenet of all school design.

November 19, 2014

Students Interested in STEM Fields, But Few Plan to Teach Them

New research by ACT also shows that students' readiness for STEM studies lags behind their interest.

November 18, 2014

P-TECH Should Begin in Kindergarten

Apparently missing from the P-TECH movement is the awareness that it will reinforce and has the potential to widen the achievement gap in high schools.

November 14, 2014

Science, Technology, Engineering, and ... Makeup?

L'Oréal recently announced the winners of its For Women in Science fellowship, which awards $60,000 grants to five female postdocs who've demonstrated excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

November 14, 2014

Study Aims to Track Career Choices of Staffers in Out-of-School STEM Programs

SRI International and the California School-Age Consortium are seeking volunteers for a study to determine if the young professionals working as science, technology, and math instructors in after-school, weekend, and summer programs for middle school students are influenced to pursue STEM careers based on the type of curriculum they're using.

November 12, 2014

Rural Districts Band Together to Improve STEM Education

Districts in Florida and Tennessee, among other states, are partnering with local businesses and using videoconferencing to bolster their STEM offerings.

November 10, 2014

Understanding the History of Women in Computer Science

Men haven't always dominated the computer-science field, according to NPR.

November 07, 2014

Lockheed Martin to Fund Engineering Classes in Several Urban Districts

The aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin will be donating up to $6 million to fund STEM programs at K-12 schools across several urban districts, including Washington, D.C.

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