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OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. While pre-Ks, elementary schools and some schools for children with complex disabilities reopened in December, there is still no plan to reopen middle and high schools.

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What happened when a South Carolina city embraced career education for all its students

The Hechinger Report

Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering groaned in disappointment when they saw the runny mess. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering prepare to drop a paper bag with an egg inside off a railing at the school during engineering week. . — The brown paper bag hit the ground with a smack. The third graders at A.J.

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3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. For many young people, the summer ‘opportunity gap’ contributes to gaps in achievement, employment and college and career success.”

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OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

The Hechinger Report

has just under 9 million available STEM jobs ; 70 percent of them in IT or computers. has just under 9 million available STEM jobs ; 70 percent of them in IT or computers. After the year we’ve had, this is welcome news. However, one major obstacle blocking this potential progress is our nation’s persistent skills gap.

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What Is Prior Knowledge and Why it Matters?

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Elementary Mathematics in Advanced Math Classes : In advanced math classes, students’ understanding of elementary concepts like multiplication tables and basic algebra is crucial for grasping higher-level concepts like calculus or trigonometry. IJ STEM Ed , 6 (33). link] Cordi, M. Schreiner, T., & Rasch, B.

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PROOF POINTS: Inside the perplexing study that’s inspired colleges to drop remedial math

The Hechinger Report

The confusion stems from the study design. Dropout rates were the same for students in both the remedial and the “corequisite” courses, as the college plus extra help version is often called. “We Going straight to college courses helped more students earn college credits in English but that didn’t help them get through college.

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How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

Each year since, they have won numerous awards, including the trophy for Outstanding Production for the best overall elementary school performance three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and again in 2017. Elementary schools like P.S. 124 are the “new frontier, because upper elementary is a great time to introduce kids to theater.”

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