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Science and Math Education

How the "Dumbest" Country Became the Leader in Technology and Innovation

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.14.2016 | Education
Bernard Starr

PISA Scores Coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development( OECD) The headlines proclaim frightening news about American e...

Math is a Tool to Understand Our World - It Should be Working for All Students

Matt Kramer | Posted 05.21.2016 | Education
Matt Kramer

In the last national math assessments, just 20 percent of eighth-graders from low-income families were proficient in math appropriate for their grade level.

No, Science Isn't 'A Boy Thing.' And These Genius Girls Prove It

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact

Science isn't just for one gender -- just ask the girls in Microsoft's new ad. Despite their young ages, they all have impressive scientific accom...

Why Students Shouldn't Have To Choose Between Arts And Science

Montita Sowapark | Posted 06.08.2014 | Teen
Montita Sowapark

Now, I love science; science and I have always had a loving, healthy relationship. I get excited just thinking about angiogenesis and cell signaling pathways. However, despite my love for science, I am a zealous advocate for the place of arts and humanities in education.

The Power of Skype to Inspire a New Generation of STEM

Heather Heenehan | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to use and explore Skype in the Classroom and to witness its incredible power to inspire students throughout the disciplines.

TIMSS, Time Travel and the State of STEM

Linda Rosen | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Linda Rosen

I woke up to Tuesday morning's TIMSS 2011 results with an acute sense of déjà vu. There are some things that haven't changed very much since SIMS: expectations of students are still too low; time in class is often not used very effectively; teaching is not yet viewed as a prestigious profession.

STEM Education Crucial to American Competitiveness

Rehema Ellis | Posted 11.22.2012 | Education
Rehema Ellis

I'm a journalist, so not in the business of endorsing legislation, but it is worth exploring why, in an election year marked by very deep divisions on immigration, members of both parties take it for granted that the U.S. needs to look abroad for more STEM workers.

Hands-on Learning Boosts Success in the Classroom and Beyond

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education
Elizabeth Marincola

We need continued and creative ways to reach and support students interested in participating in scientific research, and teachers willing and prepared to go the extra mile to inspire the next generation of researchers.

Helping STEM Take Root: Engaging the Minds of Students

Harriet Sanford | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Harriet Sanford

Far too often, we simply don't capture students' imagination and help them connect what they do in the classroom with the world around them. To use a non-science metaphor, we give students nouns in the classroom when they're looking for verbs.

Wouldn't It Be Cool to Get More Kids Excited About STEM?

Will.i.am | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education
Will.i.am

Everyone in America has a role to play in changing the way kids view math and science, and how they answer the age-old question "what do you want to be when you grow up?"