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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 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?

January 02, 2015

Rebooting MOOC Research

My thoughts on how we could better take advantage of research opportunities from massive open online courses to advance the science of learning.

December 16, 2014

No Improvement in Math and Reading Performance Since 2009

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (released in May 2014) had some shocking news: since 2009, there has been no improvement in math and reading performance among our nation's high school seniors.

December 04, 2014

Study: Paths to STEM Fields Vary Widely

A recent study found that the path students take to earning a STEM degree varies widely, and that interest in STEM can be triggered across the age spectrum.

December 03, 2014

Survey: CEOs Concerned About Skill Shortages

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

December 03, 2014

CEOs Say Employees Need STEM Training

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

December 02, 2014

Alan Alda Wonders: Can You Explain Sleep to a 6th Grader?

For its fourth annual Flame Challenge, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is daring scientists to explain a particularly tricky subject.

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