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STEM Sells: Getting the Female Perspective on Math

John K. Herr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Testing must be made relevant to the everyday lives of teen and 'tween girls. What are their actual dreams and aspirations? Let's take a cue from GoldieBlox and design math tests "from the female perspective."

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Most U.S. Students Lack Writing Proficiency: NAEP

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

Only roughly one quarter of eighth and 12th graders are proficient in writing, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progre...

U.S. Students Can Run Successful Science Experiments, But Can't Explain Results

Posted 06.19.2012 | Education

American students can successfully complete science experiments at school, but can't explain their results. A new report out of the National Assess...

Schools That Should Teach America About Teaching Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
James M. Gentile

The Nation's Report Card on Science 2011, released last week by the federal government, showed modest improvement but raised even more concern about America's ability to grow the science-literate workforce needed in the 21st century.

Atlanta Students Show Improvement Despite Cheating Scandal

AP/The Huffington Post | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- Atlanta students are performing better than ever before on national math and reading tests - and they're not cheating to get there, federal...

California Has One Of Nation's Widest Gaps In Hispanic-White Reading Proficiency

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the second of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students ...

Do We Treat History Like a Dead Language?

Adora Svitak | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education
Adora Svitak

History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.

Make Educating Future Scientists a Top Priority

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
James M. Gentile

The Nation's Report Card released information on the performance of students in science. The results should be a call to action for all who care about the economic preeminence of our nation.

Alarming Results In Nation's Report Card

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Very few students have the advanced skills that could lead to careers in science and technology, according to results of a national exam released Tues...

12th Grade Reading Scores Worse Than In 1992

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MIAMI — A national education assessment released Thursday shows that high school seniors have made some improvement in reading, but remain below...