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June 02, 2014

New Jersey May Be Next State to Adopt Common Science Standards

An official with the state education department in New Jersey confirmed that the state appears poised to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards next month.

June 01, 2014

Studies of STEM-Focused Schools Yield Mixed Results

Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.

May 02, 2014

Explaining Engineering to Young Students

It's far from a universally held idea that teachers should spend time explaining what engineering is to kindergartners and 1st graders.

April 28, 2014

National Science and Engineering Festival Aims to Inspire Youths

The third national festival brought together companies, universities, government agencies, scientists, engineers, and many others to get young people engaged in the STEM fields.

April 24, 2014

NAEP Uses Video-Game Design for New Technology and Engineering Test

At the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference this week, representatives for NAEP detailed the group's most recent assessment, which aims to measure how well students apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations.

April 16, 2014

STEM: The Challenges of Connecting Four Disciplines

A new report aims to make sense of the "confusing landscape" that is integrated science, technology, engineering, and math education, laying out the benefits—and the many challenges—of connecting the STEM disciplines.

March 24, 2014

A Glimpse Into an Engineering-Focused Secondary School

At a public secondary school focused on engineering, health, and medicine just outside Portland, Ore., students build marble sorters and learn about the human body.

March 10, 2014

Education, Expanded

A high school connects students' passions and curiosity with the content of the curriculum.

February 11, 2014

Engineering Week and Encouraging Girls in STEM

Next week is National Engineers Week, and a variety of events are planned, including a day devoted to encouraging girls to think about engineering as a career.

November 10, 2013

Robotics Programs to Grow in Rural Arizona With Private Grant

More than a dozen rural schools in Arizona are getting extra support for STEM learning outside the regular school day with a grant for robotics clubs.

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