STEM

1/23/2013

1/23/2013
Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is dedicated to helping end that practice, at least for science.

1/18/2013

1/18/2013
Since arriving in the legislature, I have been working to expand the use of online technology in public schools. Thanks especially to the able leadership of two successive chairs of the Education Committee, Rep. Marty Walz and Rep. Alice Peisch, I can now report an important step forward.
1/18/2013
My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up. In one corner, students pour over a “smart” air-conditioner device they’re designing. Others crowd around a laptop to trade impressions of a new prosthetic arm on a YouTube video. This is what STEM education should look like.

1/16/2013

1/16/2013
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, issued the following statement last week regarding the release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards.
1/16/2013
Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is an online charity dedicated to helping to end that practice.

1/10/2013

1/10/2013
The Richmond County Board of Education received an update from the Teachers and Administrators Partnering for Mathematics Learning (TAP Math) Program at its January meeting Tuesday night.

1/9/2013

1/9/2013
With guidance and expertise from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mahtomedi (Minn.) School District (about 20 miles east of Minneapolis) is operating one of the nation's first public school fabrication laboratories, or Fab Labs, joining over 140 operating in universities and businesses worldwide, and hundreds more in the planning stages.

1/3/2013

1/3/2013
Flour Bluff High School is one of 60 schools nationwide set to offer a pilot course in computer science and software engineering as part of programming from national curriculum provider Project Lead the Way.

12/20/2012

12/20/2012

 The state of Illinois will spend $45 million on early childhood education in underserved areas.

12/20/2012

NSTA, in collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company; the Amgen Foundation; Astellas Pharma US, Inc.; the American Honda Foundation; the Bayer USA Foundation; and Lockheed Martin, announced the 244 middle and secondary science teachers from across the country who will take part as fellows in the 2012–2013 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy.

12/13/2012

12/13/2012

Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a budget proposal Wednesday that he says will not only help more Utahns gain college degrees and certificates, but also avoid "degrees to nowhere" — and lead to high-paying jobs in science and technology.

11/29/2012

11/29/2012

Birmingham City Schools announced the launch of a pilot program with Suntex, makers of the online math skills portal First in Math.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency. We're here to support that effort. District Administration magazine has selected the Top 100 Products for 2012, many including administrator testimonials. These solutions are the best of the best. Look for Top 100 Products in the December issue of District Administration (and save it as a reference) or view it online at districtadministration.com today and all year long.

11/20/2012
In this DALI Summit feature session, Karen Talbert, part of the executive leadership team at Learning.com, busts the myths about what digital literacy is and isn't. She talks about the critical technology skills today's students need to be able to solve tomorrow's problems and how to ensure teachers are prepared to get them there.
11/20/2012

The P21 Common Core Toolkit is a guide to aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st century skills. It includes an alignment overview, examples, and both Common Core and assessment resources.

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