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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. Next page: The 6 components of future STEM education.

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OPINION: A better democracy starts in our schools

The Hechinger Report

Over the last few decades, our education system has consistently prioritized educating for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Or the abysmal scores students receive on civics tests administered by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Questions and results aside, it’s clear: Democracy is at risk.

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Data literacy skills: what they are and how do we teach them to our students?


As we assess students or gather data in an experiment, for example, we use it to make decisions in our teaching practice or other work. Our instruction is often informed based on the data we receive from assessing students in a variety of ways. Over the past couple of years, STEM skills have increased in demand in the workplace.

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


This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. percent between 2016 and 2026 and to offer an average of 126,600 open jobs each year during that time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. QUINCY, Wash. —

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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: Alaska Native students pursue STEM with great success. The Bureau predicts we will need 10.6

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The Kansas Moonshot: Redesigning Education


We want to totally redesign K–12 education for all 286 school districts in Kansas by 2026.” Ramped up prekindergarten readiness by assessing each student prior to entering school ? During the 2017–18 school year, seven Kansas Mercury school districts have: ? Identified areas of concern to address in their schools ?

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Out of poverty, into the middle class

The Hechinger Report

We’re preparing kids for these jobs of tomorrow, but we really don’t even know what they are,” said Amy McLeod, the school’s director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. Amy McLeod, Lowell High School director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. Related: One reason students aren’t prepared for STEM careers?

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