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March 26, 2015

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.

March 24, 2015

Obama and 6-Year-Old Inventors Talk Brainstorming

At the White House Science Fair, the president spoke with a troop of Girl Scouts who had built an automatic page-turner, for readers with arthritis, using Lego robotics.

March 24, 2015

New York City Holds STEM Institutes for Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

March 24, 2015

White House Events Make a Point on Science Teaching

Educators often praise the power of modeling in teaching, as in life. We talk about role models for a reason. So consider this question: What would it mean for students if the President of the United States chose not to accept science?

March 23, 2015

President Obama Welcomes Students to White House for 5th Annual Science Fair

Today, in what President Obama called one of the "most fun" events of the year, dozens of students from around the country showcased their experiments and inventions at the fifth annual White House science fair.

March 17, 2015

Bill Nye the Politics Guy?

In a two-hour keynote at the National Science Teachers Association's national conference,the star of the popular 1990s educational TV show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" spoke about selfies, climate change, and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham.

March 13, 2015

Teaching the Next Generation Science Standards With 'Mysteries'

In a packed session this morning, a professor who helped lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, described the new standards as "a shift from learning about something to figuring out something."

March 12, 2015

Inflatable Planetariums, Jellyfish, and Bottle Biology at NSTA

At 11 a.m., Thursday, the exhibit hall at NSTA officially opened for business, letting in the hundreds of teachers who were waiting eagerly for a glimpse at the unusual wares inside.

March 12, 2015

Arne Duncan on Standards, NCLB, and Why He Avoided PARCC Protesters

At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.

March 11, 2015

Arne Duncan to Address 10,000 Science Teachers

The education secretary will speak at the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference, which is expected to have a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards.

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