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Gaming Gains Respect

Digital games are on the rise in classrooms.
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Obama Proposes $1B for Science, Math Teachers

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

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The Art of Building STEM Professionals

Despite the prominence that STEM seems to be gaining publicly, there is still a ways to go to fulfill the market needs of professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

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For Most U.S. High Schoolers, STEM Knowledge Is Only Skin Deep

American teens are adept at conducting scientific experiments, but only if they don't stray beyond the basics, according to assessment results released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Proposed Arizona Education Standards Aim for ‘Deeper Learning’

Arizona education officials are floating the first draft of a new set of science standards, and the public has until June 1 to comment.

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Climate Education Graduates to the Next Level

Ninth grade science at the Academy for Career and College Education began the usual way last fall. Victoria Matthew's students learned the difference between biotic and abiotic characteristics, then progressed to the basics of scientific method. By Thanksgiving, they were ready for climate change.

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Is STEM Education Declining in the U.S.?

It may not have been as required in the economy 40 years ago, but now, it is skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) which can make a school leaver or graduate an enticing prospect to employers — even more important when faced with a stagnant economy.

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Black Engineers Help Connect K-12 Students with STEM Education, Mentorship

Think engineers are made in college? Think again.

Calvin Phelps, national chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) says engineers are built in the third or fourth grade.

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U.S. Behind in Preparing Math Teachers

Countries that are best at preparing their math teachers share several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, researchers say.

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