Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

Artwork submissions for this free youth art contest are accepted this year from November 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020. Teachers can download a FREE K-12 standards-aligned lesson plan on car design that includes STEM concepts and art.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Between 2018 and 2019 the number of leagues that facilitate esports in schools nearly doubled. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Esports in Schools Fosters STEM Learning. Esports and STEM go hand-in-hand.

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Some, like the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program , have been inordinately successful at guiding underrepresented students, including many young women, from middle school algebra through to a college degree in a STEM subject. Related: Too little aid for low-income STEM majors?

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Georgia State’s student newspaper, The Signal, devoted a special April 2019 issue to how administrators were monitoring student data. January 16, 2019. But some STEM majors are tougher than others.

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Many HBCUs are teetering between surviving and thriving

The Hechinger Report

Among black college graduates with a degree in STEM, 27 percent are from historically black colleges. And private historically black colleges saw a 42 percent decline in federal funding between 2003 and 2015. Related: Column: Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South.

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