Can you believe it's been a year since the Mars Curiosity Rover landed on the red planet? Remember the excitement you felt? The rover has had quite a year, and we've watched with intere
If it's Tuesday, it must be news-day. We've got all the STEM news you need.
A day late, but we've got the STEM news to read this week.
Action on Capitol Hill last week effectively quashed the administration’s request to halve the existing 226 STEM learning programs currently spread across 13 federal agencies at a cost of $3 billio
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It's Tuesday, so we've got all the STEM news that's fit to print.
The New York Times came out with a pretty all-encompassing education editorial over the weekend, taking a crack at standardized testing, teacher preparation programs, teacher evaluation, comparisons to Finland, federal education reforms like Race to the Top, and implementation of Common Core State Standards. It's a lot to digest, and makes several valid points, and can easily be misinterpreted. We hope that it's not.
The Times attempts to undo the Gordian knot of U.S. education by pinning much of the blame on the annual high-stakes tests required by No Child Left Behind. In this narrative, NCLB fueled our nationwide "obsession" with testing -- and students' mediocre performance on tests, particularly when compared to peers in other countries -- and this has led to teachers to 'teach to the test,' to show the progress mandated by NCLB. Teachers are further hamstrung
As you settle back into the office after the long weekend, catch up on what's happened in STEM with our weekly news roundup.