Marc Tucker at Education Week wrote this week that STEM education makes no sense. His article starts with a provocative premise and quickly moves to common sense worth mulling over. Tucker is not questioning the importance of STEM skills. Rather he is saying that our emphasis on them as the latest...
For most K-12 students, the school year has just ended or is about to end. While the kids head out for vacation, a good number of their instructors are deciding whether or not they will return to teaching in the Fall. Teacher turnover is a costly national problem. It takes about $3 billion each...
One of the most often-cited reasons for the STEM achievement gap is a lack of skilled and trained STEM teachers. The greatest percentage of under-qualified teachers at the K-12 level is found in STEM disciplines – 40 percent of high school math teachers and 20 percent of science teachers in high...
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a report yesterday showing that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, and that "the share of women pursuing degrees in STEM fields at community colleges is significantly...
I celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday by attending one of the most inspirational events possible.  It was panel discussion called "Girls Heart STEM" hosted at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss results from a new study conducted by the Girl Scouts on girls' attitudes and awareness...
A report released today from Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce shows:  High and rising wage premiums are being paid to STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] workers in spite of the increasing global supply. This suggests that the demand for these...
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