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

  • Don't Believe the Naysayers: The STEM Skills Shortage Is Real


    Change the Equation CEO Linda Rosen argues for the reality behind the STEM shortage. In response to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute, Rosen explains that jobs requiring STEM skills exist far outside the small percentage of jobs traditionally categorized as "STEM." She also points to the real need in businesses across the country to hire employees with strong STEM skills.   

  • A Science Star Already, Tinkering With the Idea of Growing Up


    Sylvia Todd is quite accomplished for an 11-year-old. Invited to attend the White House Science Fair, Sylvia hosts her own You Tube show, "Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show," that has accumulated over 1.5 million views. During her episodes, she presents do-it-yourself projects, demonstrating to her audience how exciting in-home tinkering can be.   

  • President Obama to Host White House Science Fair


    On Monday, April 22, President Obama hosted the third White House Science Fair, where 100 students from over 40 states exhibited impressive projects and inventions. The accompanying press release featured 100Kin10, specifically its progress in partners, commitments, and pledged funding dollars. The Fair is a critical aspect of the President's Educate to Innovate campaign.   

  • Plenty of Challenges for All


    Science Magazine's newly published special issue features the "Grand Challenges of STEM Education." A range of experts identify and discuss the issues they believe to be the most urgent, whether in the classroom, the district office, or the larger system. This special issue will resound with educators and scientists; the key, though, is to engage the broader public in the solutions.   

  • How to Count to 100,000 STEM Teachers in 10 Years


    Talia Milgrom-Elcott of Carnegie Corporation of New York, who is co-leading 100Kin10 with Maya Agarwal Lundhagen of Opportunity Equation, shares the history, objectives, and approaches of the 100Kin10 network during an interview with the Smithsonian Magazine.   

  • State Councils Propel STEM Education


    As STEM education continues to gain momentum in the media, in policy, and among general practitioners, networks have quickly developed in states across the country to help coordinate the various efforts and organizations working in the field. Although they have similar objectives, these state networks do not share a common approach, funding source, or organizational structure.   

  • Growing the STEM of our future


    Chancellor of the City University of New York, Matthew Goldstein, dubs the United States' deficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math "a national security problem." Although this is not an issue that is actually threatening our borders, it is imperative that future generations are prepared better, and differently, in STEM fields if we are to continue as a global economic leader.   

  • One Day Can Change a Life: Workforce Development and STEM Education Critical to Energy Future


    A variety of STEM professions, including many in manufacturing, are facing shortages in skilled workers that will only grow over the coming years. In addition to taking on a number of reforms within the school system and teaching profession, parents and teachers must foster an interest in and appreciation of STEM subjects within their children and students to help fight these augmenting shortages.   

  • A High Five From Sally Ride on Advancing STEM Education


    Sally Ride played an integral role in our society when she became the first woman, and the youngest person, to enter space. However, she played an arguably more important role as a role model, motivator, and mobilizer of STEM education across the country.   

  • Montgomery County Math Team elevates math to competitive sport


    The vast majority of reports on the current state of math education in the United States point to gaps that provide large opportunities for significant improvement. Some cases, though, show math as a growing interest among students as it becoming a highly competitive sport. Around the nation, "mathletes" train long hours, have tough coaches, and attend top-level competitions to prove their skills.