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November 25, 2020

Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combatting It

Online spread of false information—like the recent claims of voter fraud—poses ongoing challenges for civics teachers.

October 06, 2020

Grants for Teachers Creating Online Lessons During COVID-19

National Geographic Education announced a new grant program to help teachers design or adapt remote-friendly curriculum resources that use science, social studies or geography to teach about the pandemic, or about social or environmental justice.

May 05, 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week: Stories of Dedication and Creativity

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are three of the many examples of teachers finding creative, fun, and generous ways to teach while their students are stuck at home.

April 21, 2020

Shifting Science Instruction to the Coronavirus: New Activities, Units

A small group of science teachers in Missouri is using the coronavirus as a teachable moment that's aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

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.

September 11, 2019

Native American Students Behind Bars Have Least Access to Advanced Courses, Study Finds

Research shows that students in the juvenile justice system have less access to secondary math courses than their peers in traditional schools. A new report finds that these gaps are bigger for Native American students.

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.

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.

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