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Ed News: Can Grade-Skipping Close The STEM Gender Gap?

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This week in education news, the March for Science has special relevance for K-12 science teachers; survey results show that parents generally rank math and science lower than reading and writing in terms of importance and relevance; young children are more likely to be held back in school, than they are given the opportunity to […]

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Ed News: STEM Education Will Carry Our Children In Tomorrow’s Economy






This week in education news, Evans and Milgrom-Elcott pen op-ed about the importance of maintaining a strong focus on STEM education; Bill Nye believes science will help change the world; new report says most students do not graduate with the skills today’s business executives are looking for; and Achieve publishes new guide for districts to […]

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Ed News: Sanitized Science






This week in education news, climate change skeptic group seeks to influence 200,000 teachers; some California schools are trading the blacktop for greentop; New Mexico schools continue to teach outdated science while new standards sit on the shelf; engineering is getting more attention in classrooms; and President Trump leaves science jobs vacant, troubling critics. Climate […]

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Ed News: How Many U.S. Students Are Taught By Qualified Teachers?






This week in education news, education programs could still be vulnerable in President Trump’s budget; most U.S. public school students are taught by qualified teachers; and utility-value intervention with parents increases students’ STEM preparation and career pursuit. One Reason Young People Don’t Go Into Science? We Don’t Fail Well Learning resilience is fundamental to a […]

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Ed News: Idaho Legislature Approves New Science Standards that Omit Climate Change

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This week in education news, the Idaho Senate Education Committee approved new science standards that omit climate change; more states introduce bills that interfere with science education; 100Kin10 renews its call to support STEM teachers; and a new study suggests spending an hour learning computer basics may positively change students’ attitudes about computer science. Idaho […]

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Ed News: Scientists Take on New Roles in K–12 Classrooms

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This week in education news, scientists take on new roles in K–12 classrooms, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, a new report finds California teacher shortages have led to ‘severe consequences’, the U.S. House voted to overturn ESSA accountability, and a bill to boost STEM education advances in New Mexico. Scientists Take on […]

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#NSTA Social Scene: October 3, 2015






What are science teachers doing in social media this week? Here’s our top 10 favorites! #1 SHARKTOBER Is there a better time of year than #Sharktober? We don’t think so! #EarthIsBlue (Photo: @sharkstewards) pic.twitter.com/a2iIsQUF43 — Sanctuaries (NOAA) (@sanctuaries) October 3, 2015 #2 Science Teachers Rock! Keynote @ainissaramirez reminding science teachers that their power is to […]

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Tweet All About It: Happening Now @NSTA






It’s been a busy week in the Twitterverse for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Our favorite shout-out came from Science Friday, promoting great science books for kids; we were delighted to see one of our readers’ favorites on the list: Next Time You See the Moon! Try reading some of these great science books […]

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NSTA Legislative Update: K-12 Primer on the Midterm Elections and Everybody’s Talking about Testing






There is plenty of discussion this week on what’s ahead for education and science as Americans head to the polls on November 4, and the testing/accountability issue is really moving to the front burner as major players in education—including President Obama—weigh in on the issue. But first, take a look at Education Week’s election guide, […]

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Career Education, NGSS, Teacher Tenure, Creationism, and Dissections: The STEM Landscape Across the United States






As schools get back into session and teachers prepare to go back, many stories are popping up in the news about science and STEM education across the United States. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) follows these stories and gets involved through our journals, conferences, and professional development programs. This week the stories I found […]

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