A new study suggests that teachers' perceptions of girls' math abilities may contribute to the gender gap in that subject.
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November 01, 2016
October 27, 2016
An Education Week Commentary package shares tips, advice, and insights on improving science instruction and making sure there is parity across all school districts.
May 04, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.