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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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Shop class is grounded, high school aviation classes are taking flight

The Hechinger Report

By 2026, the industry will need to add an estimated 24,000 airline pilots and by 2027 it might be short as many as 40,000 mechanics. The STEM skills that young people are learning are always going to be generally applicable to our emerging and growing economy,” he said. The market for drone pilots is expected to grow by 51.1


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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. The United States spends $54 per student on those subjects, but only 5 cents per student on civics education. We need to repay that long-accumulated civic debt.

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A Seamless Integration of Technology in Classrooms Makes for Effective Blended Learning

MIND Research Institute

In this presentation, Brian Seymour, Director of Instructional Technology at Pickerington School District , and Brian Coffey, Principal of Herbert Mills STEM Elementary School, share their implementation practices and results. Presented at the Deeper Learning Symposium: Empowering Your Math Superheroes. Gears of Blended Learning.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Related: Alaska Native students pursue STEM with great success. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

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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. The Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary curriculum is aimed at attracting potential engineers before they get distracted by whether or not they fit the stereotype.

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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.” One elementary school that was concerned with student tardiness now begins the day with a family breakfast that encourages students to arrive on time. We have a 10-year journey ahead of us, and it’s a serious journey.