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  • Student Achievement in STEM Schools

Student Achievement in STEM Schools

  • Jul 22, 2014 - This is the first in a new series that analyzes STEM education academic literature. In a February 2014 study, Eugene Judson found a statistically significant benefit to transferring into a STEM-based charter school. These benefits in mathematics and reading may indicate even further gains to be made in the future....
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  • Grants for STEM High Schools

Grants for STEM High Schools

  • Jul 18, 2014 - There are numerous grants available for the support of STEM education programming in secondary schools. Some grants that are available for individual STEM classrooms, while others aim to fund the development of institution-wide initiatives. The various grant foundations listed below are currently accepting applications for grants and awards....
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  • Retaining STEM Teachers by Creating a Supportive Environment

Retaining STEM Teachers by Creating a Supportive Environment

  • Jul 12, 2014 - STEM teachers have the ability to unlock the world of STEM for a generation of students. But retaining STEM teachers has remained difficult for the last decade. By creating an environment more supportive of professional teachers, schools can raise their STEM teacher retention rates....
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  • Building STEM Partnerships with Libraries

Building STEM Partnerships with Libraries

  • Jul 03, 2014 - Many schools face limited resources, which means they cannot accomplish everything they want to. Partnerships can help alleviate some of these burdens. Public libraries are a natural ally that can provide programming, material and community support....
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  • Recruiting Nontraditional STEM Teachers

Recruiting Nontraditional STEM Teachers

  • Jun 21, 2014 - Traditional education majors are often not up to par in math and science standards. Recruiting teachers from the ranks of STEM majors can ensure content mastery in tomorrow's teachers. Policymakers and schools can work on incentives for this plan to increase the number of well-trained STEM teachers available for tomorrow’s students....
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  • 2014 Grants for STEM Teachers

2014 Grants for STEM Teachers

  • Jun 17, 2014 - An introductory list to some grants that are available to teachers that want to expand their STEM knowledge. Grants from federal and state governments, organizations and individual schools are examined. Further installments in this series are planned for the future....
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Getting Your School STEM Certified: Project Lead the Way

  • Jun 13, 2014 - Project Lead The Way is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers a framework for STEM curriculum and professional development. They also certify schools as partners. This certification can help a school promote its STEM excellence and publicize its offerings to discerning parents and students....
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  • Creating STEM Equality through Standards

Creating STEM Equality through Standards

  • Jun 06, 2014 - One of the hot-button education issues of the last few years has been the Common Core standards. These standards provide a rigorous set of benchmarks for K-12 students in math and English that are being adopted all over the country. Additional standards in science curricula may help improve STEM education across the country....
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Want More Involved Students? Ask Them!

  • Jun 01, 2014 - Education experts and policymakers have provided mountains of recommendations about STEM education. But the voices of students have too often been forgotten. By both de-emphasizing failure and encouraging collaboration, student suggestions can have a positive impact on learning outcomes across STEM classes....
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Reevaluating the STEM Classroom

  • May 29, 2014 - For better or worse, most students will receive the vast bulk of their STEM education inside the classroom. By viewing students as partners in their own learning, educators can help to revolutionize the classroom and pique student interest. These new learning centers may help to keep students in the STEM pipeline throughout college and into the wor...
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