We must raise the bar in education and rethink the design of school if we want excellent math and science learning for all students. The Opportunity Equation report provides a roadmap for this vision with recommendations for key stakeholders. MORE

 

In a transformed system, all students leave high school fully prepared for success in college and careers, with many more students prepared for success in STEM studies and careers.MORE

 
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  • Google Glass Goes to Large Hadron Collider

    05/04/2013

    Physics teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel took his class on a "field trip" to the CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. He wore Google Glass throughout his visit (including his bike ride along the 17-mile tunnel), allowing his students to really experience the visit. (Mr. Vanden Heuvel also attended the 100Kin10 Summit as one of the invited 100Kin10 Teachers.)   

  • Coursera Brings Online Instruction To Teachers, Taking Its First Steps Into The K-12 Market

    05/01/2013

    Coursera, one of the frontrunners in the MOOC (massive open online course) development, has just expanded into a new area: K-12 education. Rather than directly offering courses to kids, Coursera is now providing online professional development opportunities to teachers free of cost, in partnership with several distinguished schools such as the University of Washington College of Education.   

  • City high schools will launch new technology education courses in 20 institutions this fall

    02/26/2013

    New York City is opening technology courses in 20 schools across the city in the fall of 2013. Middle and high schools will offer courses on computer programming, web design, and robotics. Initially, about 1,000 students will be able to access these classes; when the program reaches full capacity in the fall of 2016, 3,500 students will be able to enroll in technology classes.   

  • MOOCs take a step toward college credit

    02/07/2013

    The American Council on Education recommends that four courses offered by the massive online, open course provider Coursera be eligible for college credit. Although students are subject to a number of small fees, and the decision to accept the course as credit remains at the individual University level, this is significant progress in the experimental development of MOOCs.   

  • Teach tech, win the future

    12/06/2012

    Executive Chairmen of Google Eric Schmidt affirms the integral role of technology and innovation in our current society while predicting its growing importance for the coming generations. To ensure that we are prepared to continue envisioning - and creating - new tools and technologies, we must ensure that our youth receives a strong, stimulating STEM education.   

  • High Schools Not Meeting STEM Demand

    10/01/2012

    Few high schools offer computer science courses to high school students, and even fewer offer such courses for graduation credit. Despite this challenge, businesses have started to partner with school districts to fill a part of this void by offering computer science classes to students, in an effort to being rethinking the recruitment and training of the future workforce.   

  • Open Source Platform Allows Anyone to Create Online Courses

    09/26/2012

    Higher education is becoming more attainable as colleges and universities make courses available to anyone, without any tuition, through open source platforms. A new nonprofit has further widened this opportunity by opening its platform to more than just a few select institutions; any interested college or university can now share its courses with the world.   

  • New 'STEMworks Database' Aims to Identify Strong Programs

    08/28/2012

    Change the Equation launched a new database intended to demystify the effectiveness of STEM education programs. Dubbed the STEMworks Database this new tool not only provides an "approved" list of reliable programs, but it also allows users to search the contents by a variety of different factors.   

  • Online education degrees skyrocket

    08/07/2012

    Technology is finding its way into the classroom in all kinds of ways, but it is also pulling education out of the school building and dispersing it through a variety of mediums. As a result of this trend, online education, particular at the post-secondary level, has become increasingly popular, allowing students to learn from a range of locations and situations.   

  • Boosting STEM Education at Community Colleges

    07/08/2012

    MentorLinks, a NSF-funded program, is allowing community colleges around the country to add STEM programs to their course offerings. By matching a company with the college in a two-year mentor relationship, the program gives community colleges the opportunity to offer new, technical degrees to students by providing real-world experience and training to professors.