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Douglas Haller

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Show Me the Data -- A STEM Ed Funder's Perspective

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 7:14 PM

This past spring a client dedicated significant resources in response to a national solicitation to fund STEM education. Two months into the proposal writing effort, sequestration forced withdrawal of the funds. As organizations lose faith in the ability of the national government to respond to STEM funding needs, they increasingly...
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STEM Equity & Diversity: A Sisyphean Task

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 1:49 PM

As a first year teacher a parent accused me of favoring girls over boys in my earth science course. In my defense, I explained I was working with boys and girls equally (50/50) and that perhaps this was the first time her son had experienced equity.

STEM equity continues to...

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5 Steps to STEM Effectiveness

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 5:11 PM

STEM education isn't complex. It's not a doctrine, a program, or a product. Yet defining and implementing STEM education continues to challenge the education community. One study found that:

"STEM Education" is defined in many ways by different groups, and this causes questions to arise as K-12 educators are told...
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Achievement Gap: Persistent and Puzzling

(31) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 5:22 PM

In 1974 I was old enough to know about, but too young to understand, court-ordered busing and the battles that rocked Boston and surrounding communities.

Achievement Gap: Persistent & Puzzling
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Plessy v. Ferguson -- an 1896 decision allowing states to segregate public...

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7 Tips for Funding Science Education

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 1:10 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the conversation here or on Twitter (#hpSTEM) as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Recently I have had conversations with managers of NSF and NASA...

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