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Ed News: Is STEM Getting ‘IT’ Right For Female Students?

This week in education news, New Jersey governor announces new measures to help keep STEM college graduates in the state; more must be do in U.S. schools to increase the number of women represented in STEM careers; teachers need to … Continue reading

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Ed News: TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than Traditional Teacher Prep

This week in education news, study finds that alternative teacher preparation programs are slightly better than traditional programs; Idaho education leaders are working with a consulting firm to gather data and feedback about testing; Colorado unveils plan to tackle teacher … Continue reading

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Ed News: Review Of New Academic Standards Begins

This week in education news, North Dakota’s superintendent is requesting teachers to review new academic standards; California teachers find new science standards fun, but expensive; four New York students injured in a chemistry experiment gone wrong; several Wisconsin school districts … Continue reading

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Ed News: How to Build Community Leaders Through Student Genius Hours

This week in education news, new state tests show more than 50 percent of Alaska students are not proficient in science; new science standards come to NY schools; President Trump nominates Jim Bridenstine to lead NASA; teacher effectiveness is an … Continue reading

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Ed News: The Role Of Science In Boosting Outcomes For English Learners

This week in education news, students attending high-poverty schools have fewer opportunities than students attending low-poverty schools; K-12 school spending got caught up in budget standoffs this year; the number of girls taking AP computer-science exams more than doubled; writing … Continue reading

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Ed News: DeVos’s Hard Line On New Education Law Surprises States

Last week in education news, DeVos’s signals hard-line approach on new federal education law; emergency effort to address teacher shortages in Wisconsin reflects larger education issues; teacher development model shows promising results; STEM education has well over 99 problems—but, for … Continue reading

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Ed News: How Trump’s Budget Would Gut Innovations In Teacher Training

This week in education news, controversy over science education nothing new in Oklahoma; President’s budget would zero out the funding for innovations in teacher training; the debate over teaching climate change in U.S. schools heats up; experiential learning helps students … Continue reading

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Ed News: A Glimpse Into A Next Generation Science Classroom

This week in education news, a preview of what the science standards look like in the classroom; California students go online in record numbers to take standardized tests aligned with the Common Core; computational thinking brings extensive learning benefits; virtual … Continue reading

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Ed News: Idaho Releases Revamped Science Standards Proposal

This week in education news, Idaho releases revamped science standards proposal; two University of Florida professors explain how the taunting of minority students in a robotics competition are part of a cultural idea that minority students don’t belong in STEM … Continue reading

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Ed News: Teacher Speak – What PD Actually Works?

This week in education news, 12 Texas students injured in outdoor science experiment involving fire; student misconceptions about the teaching profession, as well as a lack of discussion on the part of professors, contribute to the current shortage of STEM … Continue reading

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