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School boarding meetings: How much time is devoted STEM?

In some states, nearly half of district school boards prioritized STEM/STEAM-related topics, new Burbio data suggests.

6 ways to reimagine math that will spark curiosity

In this fast-paced and technologically advanced world, math teachers only have a few minutes to capture students’ attention and engage their curiosity.

How one district is transforming learning by connecting kids to the ocean—and Bigfoot

A key to the mission at Sea Lab is for students to work "as scientists" across disciplines. Recent projects have had students grow lettuce in a hydroponic aquarium and compose music based on the sinking of military ships. "There's a little bit of whimsy science thrown in," teacher facilitator Simone Bourgeois explains. "We do everything from meteorology to zoology to any content science a student might approach in high school or college."

Eclipse imminent! Try out these interesting activities with students

A solar eclipse is a little more than a week away and even if your school isn't in the so-called "path of totality," you and your teachers should seize the opportunity to connect the celestial spectacle to what kids are learning in class.

Not enough Black students are being exposed to STEM careers

A substantial number of Black students have the aptitude but not the access to in-demand STEM and CTE fields. This exposure gap is even wider for Black girls, a new report warns.

On the right path? More districts closing for solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse is likely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and leaders of many districts in the path don't want students to miss it. Or, they don't want students and their families to get stuck in traffic created by sightseers.

How to expand access to advanced high school math

Most high school math curricula feature Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II but access to Advanced Placement courses is less common, especially in small and rural high schools and those in which a majority of the students live in poverty, new analysis reveals.

Superintendents, get excited. Here’s how to teach about the eclipse

If your school district is in the "path of totality" for this spring's solar eclipse, you and your community are in line for a once-in-a-liftetime learning experience.

Latino leaders share their perspectives on STEAM in new book

“Not Science Fairs!” is the title of Superintendent Elizabeth Alvarez's ringing endorsement of science fairs in a new book by Latino education leaders, “From STEM to STEAM: Latino Perspectives.”

Here comes a monumental eclipse. Are you closing school or out of luck?

Students in a growing number of districts will have the day off on April 8—that's if the solar eclipse will be visible over their hometowns. 

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