The gap between girls and boys in math performance is far smaller than many believe, even at the high school and college level where girls perform similarly to boys, according to research. Elementary schools are introducing their students to engineering principles, hoping to inspire a life-long interest in STEM fields. But it seems to be girls’ confidence about their abilities in math and their interest in pursuing STEM careers that drops after middle school.
In South Carolina, lawmakers have proposed to increase teacher pay and improve classroom settings in a series of comprehensive education bills. But now some are proposing school consolidation as a solution to fixing the state’s troubled education system with at least three new bills.