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Our Obsession With STEM

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

The primary objective of public education is and must always be the development of citizenship -- preparing young people to appreciate our heritage so that they can preserve it for future generations.

Racing Up The Down-Moving Escalator

Gregory Kristof | Posted 02.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Gregory Kristof

Sir Ken Robinson notes the universal but rarely acknowledged hierarchy of the subjects, in which math is esteemed most, followed by the sciences and then the humanities, and the theatrical arts the least. Hierarchies, however, crush creativity.

Want to Interest More Kids in Science? Bring Science Down to Earth

Jeanne McCarty | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education
Jeanne McCarty

Our children don't lose their curiosity once they enter school, but they often lose their drive to learn. Once we start treating the outdoors as a living laboratory, children will continue exploring the things that attracted their attention in the first place.

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.