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February 06, 2020

7 Takeaways From the 2019 Advanced Placement Results

Nearly one-quarter of the high school graduates of 2019 who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or higher, continuing trends of score improvements among students overall, according to results released Thursday by the College Board. But the results also show small declines for three ethnic groups, including white students.

December 12, 2019

Few Science Textbooks Show How New Discoveries Are Really Made

A new study finds that materials often portray scientists as geniuses working alone—a framing that can make students think science isn't for them.

August 21, 2019

Sheep Hearts and Car Engines: Two Out-of-School Programs That Focus on STEM

Two out-of-school programs, one in Texas and one in Pennsylvania, are among those exposing students of all ages to STEM in order to encourage their interests in related careers.

July 15, 2019

What to Do When Physics Teachers Don't Know Physics

Many teachers are tapped to teach physics without prior training or experience. A new study explores a possible solution.

March 19, 2018

Why People Are Raising Money to Show Students 'A Wrinkle in Time'

A Wrinkle in Time, the beloved classic by Madeleine L'Engle, is now on the big screen. Educators, celebrities, and nonprofits are teaming up to make students don't miss it.

January 18, 2018

Would Giving STEM Teachers More Leeway to Experiment Keep Them in Schools?

The national network 100Kin10 has awarded $1 million in grants to five education groups that will work to empower STEM teachers to experiment and fail in the classroom.

January 09, 2018

Most Americans Say They Liked Math and Science in School, Survey Says

The Pew Research Center survey also found that about half of Americans said teachers should more often use teaching methods that help students think critically and problem solve.

October 16, 2017

Teachers Are Finding Innovative Ways to Use Robots in Class

Teachers across the country are taking robots beyond STEM classes and into lessons on history, literature, geography—and even art and music.

October 13, 2017

Educators Want to Rethink the Way Students Learn Science

A professional development program for science teachers emphasizes getting students to vocalize their thinking during class.

October 06, 2017

What's Next for Arts Education?

In an Education Week Commentary special report, educators, researchers, and practitioners explore what's next for arts education.

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