Category Archives: Education News Roundup

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Ed News: STEM: What’s Holding Females Back?

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This week in education news, Amazon announces new Amazon Future Engineer initiative; research project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is exploring the use of flipped teaching in STEM courses; NASBE implores states to focus on the lowest-performing students in ESSA plans; music matters to STEM students; 2016 National Teacher of the Year elected to the […]

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Ed News: In America’s Science Classroom, The Creep Of Climate Skepticism

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This week in education news, fewer foreign students are choosing to study at U.S. universities; Alaska school district grows fresh food for school lunch program and supports local employment; Missouri Governor signs STEM education and computer science bill; to become readers, kids need to learn how the words they know how to say connect to […]

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Ed News: Why Students Should Read Scientific Literature

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This week in education news, across the board teachers feel disrespected; University of Utah professors and local teachers are developing high school curriculum about opioids; Arizona State Board of Education approved revised science standards; new study finds 55 percent of university STEM classroom interactions consist mostly of conventional lecturing; Nintendo is giving elementary school students […]

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Ed News: The Case for (Quality) Homework

The Case for (Quality) Homework Do math worksheets and book reports really make a difference to a student’s long-term success? Are American students overburdened with homework? In some middle-class and affluent communities where pressure on students to achieve can be fierce, the answer is yes. But in families of limited means, it’s often another story. […]

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Ed News: Betsy DeVos Steers Federal Grant For Innovation To STEM Programs

This week in education news, 11 of the 18 Education Innovation and Research grant recipients have programs focused on helping schools improve STEM instruction; there are 389,000 fewer teachers in the K-12 workforce new report finds; the job of a teacher is to help students apply content in meaningful ways to their lives; teacher evaluations […]

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Ed News: There Are Many More Female STEM Teachers Now Than 20 Years Ago

This week in education news, new analysis reveals that the percentage of female STEM teachers has dramatically increased from 43 percent in 1988 to 64 percent in 2012; Code.org report shows that 44 states have enacted at least one policy that brings computer science education to students; NSF launches three-year, $4-million pilot for national high […]

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Ed News: Teachers Speak Out Against Proposed Science Standards

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This week in education news, finding jobs post-graduation is becoming more challenging for international STEM students; Arizona science teachers speak out against proposed state science standards; ACT to design a “creative thinking assessment” for worldwide use in 2021; 44 states have implemented at least one K-12 computer science policy; Missouri house bill aims to increase STEM […]

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Ed News: Igniting Students’ STEM Interest Begins With Education Their Teachers

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This week in education news, Missouri Senate passes STEM awareness legislation; NSF awards 5 diversity grants under its new INCLUDES initiative; U.S. Congress pledges $71.5 billion in education funding for fiscal 2019; new framework developed to help define high-quality project-based learning; Arizona program instructs teachers on how to bring more engaging STEM lessons into their […]

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Ed News: Climate Change Is Not Up For Debate.

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This week in education news, West Virginia hasn’t externally tested whether the SAT test’s “Analysis in Science” section actually measures what students are learning in their science classrooms; New Teacher Center unveils new coaching standards; teachers face barriers to using data in the classroom, including a lack of time and training to put data to […]

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Ed News: Can STEM Camps For Girls Really Make A Difference?

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This week in education news, there’s no way of knowing whether summer STEM camps help nudge more women into STEM careers; education in STEM fields can be the road to economic empowerment for women; Missouri Governor calls on state legislators to tackle STEM education bill is special session; and teachers across the country turn to […]

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