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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: How Much Influence Do Teachers Have in Their Schools?

This week in education news, Baltimore resident is using the city’s bike culture to introduce more children to STEM; climate change is still just starting to make its way into classrooms, and many teachers don’t have the training or the … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Key Midterm Election Results & What’s Ahead for Education and Science

As widely reported, the Democrats won the majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives which means some key changes ahead. Education: House committee leadership positions will switch over at the start of the 116th Congress on January 3. … Continue reading

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Ed News: STEM: What’s Holding Females Back?

This week in education news, Amazon announces new Amazon Future Engineer initiative; research project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is exploring the use of flipped teaching in STEM courses; NASBE implores states to focus on the lowest-performing students in ESSA … Continue reading

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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

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Ed News: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

This week in education news, boosting student interest in STEM is important if we want to win the STEM race; there is an increase in STEM-related toys; U.S. Dept. of Education launches comprehensive internal review of the Teacher Education Assistance … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: ED Announces FY18 Education Innovation & Research Competition

Last week the U.S. Department of Education published three notices in the Federal Register inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research Program’s Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion competitions.  A priority for these grants is to improve student achievement or other educational outcomes in one … Continue reading

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Ed News: STEM Education Revs Its Engines

This week in education news, using cars to teach science and math principles was the original STEM; rural school districts across Mississippi and around the country call on retired teachers to return to the classroom; California county offices of education … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Congress Agrees to Final FY18 Spending Package

This week both the House and Senate have <finally> passed legislation on federal funding for fiscal year 2018, and President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law, ending the threat of  another government shutdown. The news is good … Continue reading

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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

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