Tag Archives: Trump Administration

Ed News: How Maker Education Supports English Language Learners In STEM

This week in education news, President Trump proposes merging the Education Department with the U.S. Department of Labor; new report found that a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded initiative did not improve student performance; teacher shortage becoming a growing concern … Continue reading

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: Highlighting the ‘E’ in STEM Education

This week in education news, Trump presents FY 2019 budget to Congress; new study finds student learning gains in schools where teacher mentor their colleagues; Aurora science teacher like collaborating with students; new study finds online lessons can enhance students’ … Continue reading

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: New Science Standards A Boon For The Littlest Learners

This week in education news, new science standards a benefit for children in grades K-2; science education under attack in Florida public schools; Smithsonian partners with Carnegie Learning to build new STEM products; providing only STEM courses for gifted students … Continue reading

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: Are Science Fairs Worth All That Trouble?

This week in education news, a team of researchers is now analyzing whether science fairs help to improve student achievement or interest in science; Best Buy pledges $30 million to dramatically expand its Teen Tech Centers; K-12 students in 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: A New Normal in STEM Teaching?

This week in education news, top White House science adviser job still vacant; U.S. Department of Education awards $253 million in grants to expand charter schools; flipped learning still going strong 10 years later; Education Week conducted a preliminary review … Continue reading

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: The Next Generation Science Standards’ Next Big Challenge

This week in education news, NGSS’ next big challenge…finding curricula; Girl Scouts 23 new STEM badges; school success stops and ends with teachers; new report finds science teachers are often expected to teach beyond their subject matter training; New York … Continue reading

Posted in Education News Roundup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Legislative Update: Secretary DeVos and Ivanka Trump Team Up for STEM Ed

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Adviser to the President Ivanka Trump teamed up for a STEM-related reading event at the National Museum of American History and later worked on some STEM-focused projects with the students. Read more here. … Continue reading

Posted in Legislative Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Legislative Update: ESSA, STEM Funding, and More

Every Student Succeeds Act Looking for funding sources for STEM activities, resources and professional learning this fall? Take a look at this powerpoint on the Every Student Succeeds Act, the new federal education law, which includes key highlights that will … Continue reading

Posted in Legislative Update | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment