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New, Federal 5-Year STEM Strategic Plan Is a Starting Point for State Action

This blog post is adapted from comments Jennifer Zinth gave at the White House release event for the strategic plan. In December, the White...

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Do K-8 Students Have Opportunities to Learn Computer Science?

Dozens of states have joined the Computer Science for All initiative to tackle limited and inequitable access to computer science classes...

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Cracking the Code: What Can We Learn From Successful State Computer Science Efforts?

States that are looking to broaden access to high-quality, K-12 computer science learning experiences can learn from states that have...

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Making Elementary School an Engine of Scientific Achievement

For those of us alarmed by the frequent and dour news about American students’ lagging performance in science, the annual Regeneron...

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Engineering Is Gaining Ground in Schools

It’s National Engineers Week, and advocates for teaching engineering in K-12 have reason to celebrate. Engineering is becoming part of...

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The Other STEM Gender Gap

Between 2016 to 2026, labor economists expect nearly 230,000 job openings each year for registered nurses (median wage: $68,450), nurse...

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Check the Pulse of STEM in Your State With Vital Signs

Today, thanks to Change the Equation, we become the home of Vital Signs, a tool allowing you to assess the health of STEM education by...

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Elementary School Teachers Help Students Tackle Math with Help of Teacher Advisor

This is a guest blog post by Cliff Archey, manager of education programs at IBM Corporate Citizenship, and a former teacher. IBM has a...

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Goldilocks: An engineer?

This post is a guest post by Lukas Hefty, elementary mathematics specialist at Pinellas County Schools and National Milken Educator...

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Computer Science: What are the next frontiers for states?

As more states finish their 2017 legislative sessions, it’s encouraging to see enactments reflecting the idea that to increase the number...

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