STEM Connector released a big, thumping report today that bears the very descriptive title, “Where are the STEM Students?
January is National Mentoring Month. For a student, building a personal connection with a STEM professional can be an important, and overlooked, inspiration for pursuing a STEM career.
Last week STEM got a nod in the inaugural address. While nothing quite as historical happened in the last seven days, it was still a packed week for STEM.
For years now, states have been reporting “academic achievement gaps” that separate students by race, ethnicity and income. Yet for all that attention, decision makers in many states may not know how big the problem really is. In some states, very low expectations of students have long masked just how far many minority and low-income youth lag behind their peers in school. Now that dozens of states are preparing to raise the bar on their tests, those achievement gaps may seem to explode overnight.
We cannot let that prospect soften our resolve to keep the bar high. Tests should tell us the truth about how our students are doing, or we’ll have little hope of giving those students the help they need.
Welcome back from the long weekend! We've got plenty of STEM fodder today.
We're a day late on this, which surely would
This week's STEM news round-up includes the release of new science standards, as well as a guest appearance from Darth Vadar. 'Nuff said.
She's most famous for disappearing over the Pacific in July, 1937, Amelia Earhart also was the first person to fly from Hawaii to California, which she accomplished on January 11, 1932. (Booth definitely sound like the right locale for January!)
Amelia Earthart was a pioneer for STEM women. Her mother