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Ed News: Are Teachers Underpaid? Around the World, People Say Yes

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This week in education news, as personalized learning spreads rapidly among U.S. schools, critics contend the term often is a misnomer; Americans think that U.S. teachers are underpaid by an average of $7,500 a year; it’s still difficult to teach evolution in many public school classrooms; Hawaii has teacher recruitment and retention challenges; incorporating arts […]

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Ed News: ESSA Pressures States To Assure All Students Have Good Teachers

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This week in education news, Wyoming and Idaho pass laws mandating schools to offer computer science classes; March for Science taking place April 14; NAEP scores in math and reading remain relatively flat; blind and visually impaired students can now conduct their own science experiments that might have been exceedingly difficult before; Joan Ferrini-Mundy named […]

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Ed News: Why Ed Tech Companies Should Hire Educators

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This week in education news, new report says NAEP’s ‘proficiency’ term is misleading; Ed Tech companies should hire teachers; the greatest influencers on the career ambitions of children are television, movies, and YouTube; children make fantastic citizen scientists; the nation’s educational performance earns a grade of C from Quality Counts 2018; National Science Board releases […]

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Ed News: Educators Are More Stressed At Work Than Average People, Survey Finds

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This week in education news, California colleges to decrease time to become a math teacher; a new survey finds that educators are feeling more stressed, disrespected and less excited about their jobs; two new RAND Corporation reports emphasize the role of out-of-school time programs in contributing to students’ academic success; NAEP transitions to an online […]

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The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline: how are we doing?

The pressure has been intense on increasing STEM literacy for K–12 students. What this actually means is not entirely clear since for many STEM literacy is not well defined. When we speak about STEM literacy, does it include all students, or just for some students?  And what part of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics are […]

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No good news from the Nation’s Report Card on Science

The 2009 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Science scores were released last week, and NSTA was fortunate to have a number of journalists calling and asking our thoughts about the results. We sent a statement that began: The National Science Teachers Association is concerned with the low student scores in science reflected in the […]

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