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May 29, 2019

Bus Stops May Be as Good a Place as Any for a STEM Lesson

Researchers are using art installations at bus stops to spur impromptu science and math lessons for students and parents.

April 09, 2019

Two Ways to Add 'Computational Thinking' to Middle School Science

The Next Generation Science Standards call for more "computational thinking" in middle school science. Two pilot projects at the American Educational Research Association meeting look at why that's difficult, and ways to do it.

April 08, 2019

Algebra for 3rd Graders?

When it comes to algebra, new research at the American Educational Research Association suggests you can't start too early.

March 27, 2019

Genetics Lessons Can Spark Racism in Students. This Change Can Prevent It

A more nuanced approach to teaching genetics might do more than boost students' science know-how, new studies show; it could reduce racism.

February 07, 2019

To Encourage Girls in Science, Talk Action, Not Identity

A new study in the journal Psychological Science is the latest in a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher's language that may improve motivation in science, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

August 16, 2018

Video-Based Training May Help Teachers Make Science Lessons More Coherent

A teacher-training program uses video to engage teachers virtually in lesson-study sessions geared to improving their science classes.

April 29, 2018

Key Takeaways and Emerging Issues From the Feds' Massive Civil Rights Data Survey

Going forward, here are some of the issues researchers and education advocates will be exploring, as well as some of the problems cropping up in the recently released 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection.

March 20, 2018

Want More Girls in Science Fields? Check the Images on Your Classroom Walls

Boys and girls are more likely to depict women as scientists today than 50 years ago, a new study finds. But as students progress through grades, their views of scientists mirror common stereotypes.

July 12, 2017

Science Is a Team Sport; Showing Students That May Boost Interest in STEM

Students in China and India see science as a communal activity more than U.S. students do, and a new study suggests it boosts their interest in science careers.

May 17, 2017

Career Education Needs New Supports, Skill Focus, National Report Says

The skills needed for technical careers have changed significantly, and education programs need to do more to support evolving technical education, according to a mammoth new report on career education by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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