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Tale the teacher
November 2, 2018
WATCH: This Detroit teacher — a physicist lyricist — uses rap to excite his students about science
Calvin Nellum, a science teacher at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, was one of four Detroit educators who told their stories on stage last month as part of the Tale the Teacher storytelling event.
October 5, 2018
Memphis high school’s prized planetarium still needs upgrades, but students are already fascinated by what it can do
The planetarium helps garner student interest in careers they might not have known about before, such as astronomy and aerospace engineering.
May 7, 2018
Newark unveils state-of-the-art science center for students’ hands-on experiments
Eighth-graders will visit the new center twice per year, while students in grades 5-12 will participate in "virtual" lab sessions from their classrooms.
January 26, 2018
Colorado students would have to do science to learn it under new standards
A standards review committee has recommended Colorado adopt a modified version of Next Generation Science Standards. That could mean a big change in the classroom.
In the dark
August 18, 2017
With solar eclipse looming, shuttered school planetarium represents ‘missed opportunity’ for Memphis students
Craigmont High School's planetarium is a significant teaching tool that’s tailor-made for the rare atmospheric event, but it sits idle and in need of a makeover.
watch me naep naep
October 27, 2016
New York students show small gains in science skills on ‘nation’s report card’
New York fourth-graders saw their scores increase by 2 points on average, while eighth-graders’ scores rose by 1 point.
August 11, 2015
Six charts showing test scores in schools that Tennessee wants to turn around
A chart-by-chart analysis of efforts to improve failing schools in Memphis and Shelby County, based on the latest TCAP scores
July 6, 2015
Two Tennessee teachers receive Presidential Award
A Memphis science teacher and a Montgomery County math teacher receive the 2015 Presidential Award for excellence in their craft.
focus on stem
June 19, 2015
City releases more detailed curriculum guide for elementary science
The new outline aims to streamline the multiple sets of standards, including the Common Core, that science teachers must juggle.
Student & School Performance
May 14, 2015
A year after Common Core, the next battle could be Indiana's new science standards
The Indiana Department of Education is set to update the state’s science standards, but some are worried it'll rely too heavily on standards deemed too easy and unclear.
August 13, 2014
Science, social studies test results could be a surprise
Next month some Colorado parents will get the news that their kids perhaps didn’t score as well on science and social studies tests as Mom and Dad might have expected, an experience likely to be repeated on a larger scale next year after new online language arts and math tests launch.
June 26, 2014
Report: Missteps, equipment problems part of botched Beacon chemistry experiment
Scientific missteps, a lack of safety equipment, and a jammed fire extinguisher all factored into a grim incident that left two high school students with severe burns following…
June 24, 2014
Pairing serious inquiry with play, my students find a balance education policy lacks
Describing her students' end-of-year presentation, a teacher makes the case for curricula that blend "piety" and "play."
October 25, 2013
Two city students are regional finalists in science competition
Impreet Singh, a student at Francis Lewis High School in Queens, is a regional finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, a…
August 26, 2013
Quinn: Girls should have their own tech schools
Mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants to open at least five new all-girls middle schools, one in each borough, dedicated to science and math. "The point of the schools, and in particular that it’s girls only, is in part to send a message to girls, ‘This is a field for you,’" Quinn said at a press conference at Brooklyn Bridge Park today. Quinn herself attended an all-girls Catholic high school and has said she would expand single-sex schooling if she is elected. (Single-sex education has strong advocates, but researchers say there’s no evidence that it improves learning and could actually diminish students’ self-esteem.)
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