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July 30, 2015

Pluto Photos Give Teachers New Avenues for Space Lessons

New Horizon's photos are helping Pluto make its way to center stage in and out of school.

July 30, 2015

Science Tools the Focus of New Ed-Tech Accelerator

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, will make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

July 30, 2015

New Ed-Tech Accelerator Program Seeks Breakthroughs in K-12 Science

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

July 29, 2015

Real-World Problem Solving in Designing an iPad Case (Video)

Steven Carpenter has his students experience the world of an engineer by giving them a real-world design problem: develop a new iPad case that meets the needs of teachers.

July 14, 2015

Video: Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Education

What do female students need to be successful in STEM classes? The School of Engineering and Sciences in Sacramento, Calif., asked that question of its girls as a step towards developing solutions. Watch as both teachers and students discuss the gender gap in STEM education and the ways in which they're addressing the issue.

July 08, 2015

Video: Evaluating Art Through Different Lenses

Los Angeles teacher Antoinette Pippen shows how she encourages reasoning skills and discipline-specific vocabulary to help her 5th graders in analyzing the scientific and artistic qualities of nature paintings.

July 07, 2015

Science and Math Teachers Earn $10,000 Awards From President Obama

President Obama named the newest winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching last week, adding over 100 educators to those who have previously won the honor.

July 07, 2015

Study Highlights Striking Racial and Gender Gaps in High School STEM

While male and female students are earning high school math and science credits at similar rates, boys are still significantly more likely to take engineering classes and to consider pursuing postsecondary STEM majors, according to a recent transcript study.

July 06, 2015

Lessons on State Adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards

In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.

June 25, 2015

10-Year-Old Wins National Chemistry Challenge

A 10-year-old boy wins the National You Be The Chemist Challenge. The event is aimed at getting students interested in chemistry and setting the stage for them to pursue it as a career.

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