6/19/2013 - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Robert M. Doucette has been selected executive director of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). He will assume the responsibilities of his new position on August 15.
6/19/2013 - CBS News
The nation's teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
6/19/2013 - The New York Times
The eight recruits were selected from 6,300 applicants and will start training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston in August.
6/19/2013 - Education Week
Blogger Heather Singmaster contends that we still need to make the case to our local communities that we need a culturally competent workforce.
6/13/2013 - NSTA
NSTA strongly disagrees with the opinions of the Fordham Institute regarding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS contains rigorous and substantive science content that will give all students the skills and knowledge they need to be informed citizens, college ready, and prepared for careers in a workforce that now considers science skills and knowledge to be basic and fundamental requirements.
6/11/2013 - U.S. News & World Report
Heart attack therapies can leave patients with an elevated risk of future heart failure, but four California high school students have a solution.
6/11/2013 - eSchool News
In-video quizzes answer the question: ‘Who is doing their homework?’ and help direct the focus of class.
6/7/2013 - Houston Chronicle
Three students from Mitchell Intermediate School in The Woodlands were honored in the nation’s capital Thursday for their scientific—and equine—expertise.
6/5/2013 - Sentinel & Enterprise
When New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley and wide receiver Wes Welker suffered head injuries last winter, it got three friends at Sky View Middle School thinking. Three sixth-graders named themselves the Falcons (even though the school mascot is the hawk) and set to work finding a better helmet to protect athletes.
6/5/2013 - The New York Times
A nearly complete skeleton of a tiny, ancient primate is the earliest well-preserved fossil primate ever found, dating back some 55 million years and dialing back the fossil record for primates by an impressive eight million years, a research team declared on Wednesday.
6/5/2013 - BBC News
An "invisibility" time cloak which is able to hide events in a continuous stream of light has been developed by scientists.
6/5/2013 - Al.com
If you think the fight over Alabama public schools' use of national education standards for math and English was contentious, wait until state education officials consider adopting new national science standards released this year.
6/4/2013 - The Winston-Salem Chronicle
Rebecca Koza, a science teacher at The Arts Based School, has been awarded the National Science Teachers Association’s Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers. NSTA recently announced the recipients of its 2013 Teacher Awards Program, which honors K–12 teachers, professors, principals, and other educators for their outstanding achievement and innovative programs in science education.
6/4/2013 - The New York Times; requires free registration
Nearly half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a sweeping federal education act and promised to “bridge the gap between helplessness and hope” for disadvantaged children in the nation’s public schools, Congress is still trying to fine-tune the law to achieve its original goals.
6/3/2013 - The Saline Reporter
High school teacher Bridgette Sparks was honored May 28 by the Saline Area Schools Board of Education for receiving the Shell Science Teaching Award. The national award is given to three science teachers who have a positive impact on their students and the community through exemplar teaching. The award is a partnership between Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association.
6/3/2013 - The Washington Post
NASA Langley is partnering with a Virginia statewide initiative to promote science, technology, engineering, and math education. The partnership with the Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics Academy, or STEAM, includes providing guidance on how to create hands-on learning experiences.
6/3/2013 - The Union Leader
Announcing the launch of the Senate STEM Education and Workforce Caucus, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Monday that more females should be pursuing engineering fields.
5/24/2013 - Education Week
Rhode Island has become the first state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, when its state board of education voted unanimously to approve them. It is one of the 26 "lead state partners" that helped to develop the standards in collaboration with several national organizations. At least two other states, Kentucky and Maine, have signaled that they would likely vote on adoption this spring, and many more may well follow suit later this year, including California and Kansas.
5/24/2013 - Chicago Tribune
On May 23rd, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced the 21st Century STEM Competitive Jobs Act, along with Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-2), Anna Eshoo (CA-14), Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Joe Kennedy (MA-4), Jim Langevin (RI-2), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Jim McGovern (MA-2), Gloria Negrete McLeod (CA-35), Jared Polis (CO-2), Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Louise Slaughter (NY-25). This legislation would help prepare students for careers in high-demand technical fields by supporting collaboration between schools and employers.
5/22/2013 - Education Week
Programs build partnerships to provide the kinds of high-tech skills students need for college and careers.
5/22/2013 - Yahoo!
Students in Grades 6-9 Tackle Real-World Challenges in Their Local Communities for a Chance to Advance to National Judging Event and Earn Up To $8,000 in U.S. Saving Bonds
5/22/2013 - THE Journal
Even though computers are pervasive in everyday life, many educators question the value of children becoming articulate in the language of technology—programming. But as STEM and Common Core concepts—with their emphasis on math, science, and critical thinking skills—begin to shift curricula across the K-12 spectrum, coding is sparking renewed interest.
5/22/2013 - Education Week
Teacher education institutions risk becoming obsolete if they do not do a better job preparing future teachers to use digital curricula, experts say.
5/22/2013 - Educationnext.org
The flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn online at least part of the time while attending a brick-and-mortar school. Either at home or during a homework period at school, students view lessons and lectures online. Time in the classroom, previously reserved for teacher instruction, is spent on what we used to call homework, with teacher assistance as needed.
5/22/2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
People who have taken dozens of massive open online courses share their advice for those teaching them.