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February 21, 2015

David Letterman's Last 'Kid Scientists' Segment?

"The Late Show" has featured students doing basic science experiments for 18 years, but with Letterman retiring, Friday's segment was likely the last.

February 20, 2015

Raspberry Pi, Used to Teach Students Coding, Hits 5 Million Sales

This week, the group that created the credit-card-sized computers announced that it had sold more than 5 million units.

February 13, 2015

STEM Gender Gap in K-12 Evolving, Data Show

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

February 12, 2015

Girls Earning More STEM Credits Than Boys in Key Courses

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

February 05, 2015

Kan. Bill Would Remove Legal Protections for Teaching Controversial Materials

A bill under consideration by the Kansas Senate would remove an exemption protecting teachers from prosecution for providing "harmful" materials to minors.

February 05, 2015

Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes

Black History Month gives science and math teachers an opportunity to focus on black STEM leaders who are often overlooked and underrecognized.

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 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 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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