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A Million Programmers? How About a Billion Problem Solvers!

Grant Hosford | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
Grant Hosford

Thanks to initiatives like Hour of Code and major moves by some of the country's largest school districts, coding and computer science are finally starting to enter the mainstream of K-12 education.

Hey adults, stop telling gamers to stop gaming. Instead, respect, and redirect.

Caleb Clark | Posted 09.04.2016 | Education
Caleb Clark

I hate it when I hear an adult, (especially a teacher!) react to a kid passionately playing a computer game by saying, "go outside," or in some other ...

Building A Foundation For Success For Black Boys And Men: Start Early, Start Strong

Ingrid Ellerbe | Posted 11.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ingrid Ellerbe

There is a silent but growing rate of scholastic genocide among young men of color. And while there are positive trends in funding programs that can positively impact the lives of these kids, the majority of them don't address real solid education -- and they don't address them early enough.

In Search of Science Role Models

Melanie Fine | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Melanie Fine

Kids may be able to list the starting lineup of the Boston Red Sox, but probably can't name even one contemporary scientist. Some 75 percent of the 2013 Nobel prize winning scientists are United States citizens, and yet they live in virtual anonymity among the general American public.

5 Steps to STEM Effectiveness

Douglas Haller | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

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.

3 Ways to Support & Encourage STEM in Your School

Hobsons & Roadtrip Nation | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Hobsons & Roadtrip Nation

Your student saying she's interested in engineering creates the opportunity to discuss the range of educational preparation and careers available. So, how can you help your students connect what they're learning now to their future goals, particularly if they're interested in STEM fields?

Bennet Introduces Visa Reform Bill

Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today unveiled a bill to create a new green card category for foreign students pursuing advanced degrees in science, techn...

In These Complex and Exciting Times, Why Science Literacy Matters

Larry Bock | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

Developing a curiosity and appreciation for science is essential to an effective citizenry. Equally important is a discriminating, questioning eye and ear for the science information we consume.