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Educating Students About Aerospace Careers

“212,000 pilots are needed for North America alone. 193,000 maintenance technicians are needed for North America alone…There’s a good opportunity for students to pursue aviation jobs. A student can start at a regional airline at $60,000 a year.” Continue reading

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Encouraging Creativity in STEM Class

Creativity often may be overlooked in science, technology, engineering, and
math (STEM), but STEM teachers are finding ways to make their lessons and courses innovative and encourage their students to be creative. Continue reading

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Engineering Fun!

I am interested in high school engineering projects. I’m looking for fun, engaging, and challenging projects for my honors students.—T., Rhode Island There is a vast amount of resources and ideas to help you out with engineering projects. Start with … Continue reading

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Ed News: Teacher Attrition Demands New Approaches to Leadership, Preparation

This week in education news, educators in Indiana have a hard time finding quality resources that focus on climate change; new study finds that the differences in summer learning between poor and wealthy students may not affect long-term achievement gaps; … Continue reading

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STEM, literacy and the young mind

What is the best way to introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through literacy lessons in kindergarten? —Y., New Mexico   To young children education is a single entity—they don’t make distinctions between disciplines until adults get involved! I … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Administration Budget Request Would (Again) Cut Funding for Key Ed Programs

President Trump submitted his budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 programs last week and, as expected, discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Education would be cut significantly for FY20 programs that would begin this October.  The President is … Continue reading

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Ed News: A Wave of State Bills Could Threaten Science and Climate Education

This week in education news, On International Women’s Day, a student reflects on a class that inspired her creativity; new research suggests that there are no real differences in student achievement gains across different textbooks; President Trump seeks 10 percent … Continue reading

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Ed News: Higher Ed is Pushing STEM Diversity, But is Change Happening Fast Enough?

This week in education news, Senator Klobuchar is running for president; girls of color have a place in STEM; report finds that the teaching force has been greatly changing, but few have noticed; University of California system now allowing high … Continue reading

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Ed News: Paid Professional Development Key to Teaching STEM Effectively

This week in education news, more state governments should take necessary steps to ensure they can provide public support for paid professional development for teachers of STEM subjects; new study finds programs with strong organization structures are the key to … Continue reading

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Science Teachers and the Course Forward for STEM Education

Science teachers’ voices do count—and are being heard—in Washington, D.C.  On December 4, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) published Charting a Course for STEM Education, which presents a five-year strategic plan for how federal agencies can best support STEM … Continue reading

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