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Science and Math

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.

Rise In Science, Math Enrollment Just 'Bubbles Of Improvement'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- More high school students are enrolling in math and science classes and seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer want or are able to find...

FIRST Things First

Dean Kamen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dean Kamen

If kids looked at Nicola Tesla or Bill Gates the way they look at LeBron James and Tom Brady, then I guarantee that our students' enthusiasm for math and science would match their passion for Little League and Pop Warner.

It's Time for a New Model for Our Schools

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Stanley S. Litow

A new study confirms what teachers, parents, and public and private sector leaders have known for years: A postsecondary education is now the gateway to the middle class.

Forget Lectures: Video Games The Lessons Of The Future?

Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

From bringing digital textbooks to the classroom to requiring keyboard skills in lieu of cursive writing, schools are taking teaching in the digital e...

Kickstarting Science and Math Learning

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Hidary

The Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recently issued a report which looks at the underlying causes of our current crisis and makes recommendations on how to fix it.