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.
3/27/2013 - Education Week
When STEM education is discussed in the K-12 sphere, it often seems like shorthand for mathematics and science, with perhaps a nod to technology and even less, if any, real attention to engineering. But recent developments signal that the "e" in STEM may be gaining a firmer foothold at the precollegiate level.
3/26/2013 - Education Week
Science provides a perfect opportunity for language development, because students want to make sense of their experiences and communicate their ideas. Science provides a context for learning language.
2/1/2013 - The Huffington Post
STEM should not be treated as a separate domain in education, but rather treated as a cross-domain strategy. In fact, the 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication must be infused with STEM education to provide students with the thinking skills inherently needed in STEM careers.
1/24/2013 - eSchool News
For years, educators have been told about the importance of STEM education—for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—in ensuring the nation’s competitiveness in a global economy. Now, a new movement seeks to amend that acronym to “STEAM”—with an “A” for the arts.
1/15/2013 - Education News
During their sophomore year, biology students at William M. Davies Career & Technical Center fan out in teams to swab things all over the school. Welcome to "inquiry science."
1/4/2013 - Scientific American
A science teacher asks if scientists and biblical literalists can get along.
11/5/2012 - Education Week
New research on a Chicago policy that requires some 9th graders to double up on algebra instruction identifies "positive and substantial" longer-run benefits for participants, including improvements to performance on college-entrance exams, high school graduation rates, and college-enrollment rates.
10/19/2012 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday announced that it had awarded $5.4-million in new grants to support 13 models of personalized technologies for improving college readiness and completion.
6/21/2012 - Education Week
The International Baccalaureate organization, best known in the U.S. for its prestigious two-year diploma program for juniors and seniors, will enter new terrain this fall as it formally rolls out an initiative centered on a variety of career pathways that includes engineering, culinary arts, and automotive technology.
6/6/2012 - Los Angeles Times
Under Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget proposal, a second year of science would no longer be required for high school graduation. The aim is to save the state money.
5/29/2012 - The Washington Post (requires free registration)
As AP and IB courses proliferate, some schools are taking the next step: bringing in instructors to teach actual university classes.
5/9/2012 - U.S. News & World Report
Art training can help engineers think more creatively, some grad students say.
4/27/2012 - Education Week
To meet the expectations of the common standards, Kentucky's science and social studies teachers are incorporating language arts into their classes.
4/16/2012 - The Washington Post (requires free registration)
Thousands of teachers around the country today are “flipping” their classrooms. What does that mean, how is it done, and why are teachers doing it?
2/23/2012 - Education Week (requires registration)
Across more than 30 topics covered in the Advanced Placement program, participation in geography is rising faster than any other. It's joined by AP courses like Chinese, environmental science, psychology, and world history that have been gaining ground most rapidly in recent years.
2/15/2012 - THE Journal
In the first of three funding cycles this year, five education organizations have received grants from the Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative to support "new, blended whole-school models" for students in grades 6 through 12.
2/6/2012 - Education Week
A Republican proposal to end the federal mandate for science testing in public schools is coming under fire from a broad-based coalition that supports improved STEM education.
1/15/2012 - York Daily Record
Several York County, Pennsylvania, educators who have adopted the "flipped classroom" model of teaching—swapping what's traditionally done at home and in class. Content that would have been covered by lecture in class is covered by video at home; problems that would have been assigned as homework are done in class. The concept has grown popular recently.
1/3/2012 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
Literature professors, sociologists, theologians, and others who have studied humans and their doings are joining a growing, but still undefined, field.
12/29/2011 - Education Week
Education Week presents a list of the 10 most memorable curriculum stories of 2011.
12/13/2011 - Education Week
The rising push for STEM curriculum in U.S. schools has seemed to place increasing pressure on the expanded learning and after-school communities to provide engaging, hands-on experiences for young people, particularly outside classroom walls.
12/5/2011 - Education Week
What exactly is environmental literacy, and how should it be assessed? Experts have been working on a project over the past year to address these matters, and recently released an executive summary of their forthcoming framework for assessing environmental literacy.
12/1/2011 - Education Week
Momentum is building to explore how the arts can be linked with STEM subjects to enhance student learning and help foster creativity and innovation.
11/9/2011 - U.S. News & World Report
A Los Angeles nonprofit uses computer games to engage students in STEM.