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May 04, 2016

Obama Honors National Teacher of the Year, Calls for Higher Teacher Pay

In a White House ceremony on Tuesday, President Barack Obama honored top educators across the country and highlighted his administration's progress on education, including its initiative to prepare 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021.

March 21, 2016

Poll: Parents Worried Their Kids Might Grow Up to Be STEM Teachers

A new poll finds that while 90 percent of parents would encourage their children to pursue a career in a STEM field, 87 percent said they would be "concerned" if that career happened to be as a K-12 teacher.

March 18, 2016

Study Points to Benefits of Peer-Led Learning in STEM Classes

Focusing the responsibility for learning on students can be more effective than traditional lectures in improving student achievement in STEM courses, especially for underrepresented minority students, according to a new study.

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.

March 05, 2015

Survey: Minority Students Show Interest in IT Careers, Want Hands-On Experiences

A survey shows that minority students are interested in IT careers and that they would like more opportunities for hands-on career experience, particularly connected to their existing life plans.

March 03, 2015

Biased Teachers Dissuade Girls From STEM Courses, Study Says

A new study shows that teacher bias can influence girls' performance in STEM subjects and their decision to pursue further studies in the subject.

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 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.

December 05, 2014

Music and STEM Merge in Wash. Elementary School

Music teacher Shawn Tolley says he wanted to connect his students to a subject he loves.

October 09, 2014

The Solution to Our Nation's STEM Problems? A Huggable, Talking Robot

The creators of a newly funded Kickstarter project, TROBO, want to offer children a toy that will also teach.

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