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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.

March 20, 2017

A Science Teacher Will Be at Next Week's NASA Mission Launch

A middle school science teacher from Pittsburgh will be at a mission launch this week, after going to a NASA space educator program.

May 16, 2016

McDonald's-Diet Teacher Ceases Nutrition Talks at Schools

McDonald's brand ambassador, a former teacher who has lost weight on a McDonald's-only diet, had traveled to middle and high schools for a year to talk about the power of choice when making nutrition decisions.

January 28, 2016

Challenger's Legacy: Many of Christa McAuliffe's Students Are Now Teachers

Both of McAuliffe's children are now teachers as well.

November 06, 2015

Can You Explain Sound to a 5th Grader?

Now in its fifth year, the Flame Challenge dares scientists to explain the concept of sound to young students.

June 05, 2015

Meet 'Lincoln,' the White House Hawk Named by N.H. 4th Grade Class

In March, a New Hampshire class failed to get the red-tailed hawk named as their state raptor. But naming the president's new pet is a nice victory.

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