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

  • Making Good on President Obama's STEM Challenge


    Despite significant attention on K-12 STEM education, nationally we continue to graduate far too few students with STEM degrees. To encourage youth to enter these fields, we must expose them to real-life situations, helping them make connections between course work and what they will face in a STEM-based job, using STEM professionals to add authenticity and depth to the curriculum.   

  • Public Poll Finds Divided Views of Common Standards


    A new poll shows a divided American public on the issue of the Common Core State Standards. Only a small minority of respondents believe that the Standards will worsen the quality of public education, while a large portion indicate that they believe they will have no effect. However, there is widespread accord that high-school graduates need better preparation to be ready for the workforce.   

  • Early-College Model Brings Lessons, Results in N.C.


    Early college schools are showing very high graduation and college matriculation rates, especially the seven located in Guilford County, N.C. These programs allow high school students to enroll in and earn credit for college courses. This model is taking a slightly different approach in Guilford County this fall when it opens an early college school with a distinct focus on STEM pathways.   

  • STEM Solutions Summit 2012: Focusing on the Gaps


    The U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit included a critical discussion on the issue of "gaps" between education levels, i.e. from elementary to middle school, or from high school to college, or from any level of education to the workforce. Facilitating students' experience through such gaps is crucial to ensuring that our education system produces more students with the necessary STEM skills.   

  • Experts: 'Weed Out' Classes Are Killing STEM Achievement


    Colleges and universities are discouraging students from pursuing STEM majors through "weed out" classes.   

  • Voters See Science Ed. As Priority, Give Schools Middling Grade


    Achieve's release of new survey data shows that many voters believe science education is a priority but assign mediocre science grades to schools.   

  • New Poll Shows Strong Support for Improving Science Education


    Achieve distributes a press release, announcing new survey data showing strong support for advancing science education.   

  • The Education Gap, Technology, and the Economy


    Roy Gilbert states that exciting students about STEM-related topics while preparing them for a four-year college degree is a key component to decreasing the unemployment rate.   

  • Innovators Bring STEM Expertise, Enthusiasm into the Classroom: Winners of Partnering for Excellence Competition Emphasize Real-World Skills


    Eight winners in "Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education" -- a competition co-hosted by Ashoka Changemakers, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Opportunity Equation intended to bring innovations into the STEM education field-- are announced.   

  • Common Core Found to Rank With Respected Standards


    According to researchers at the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), the Common Core Standards require deeper cognitive thought than other sets of leading standards, specifically the content and curriculum standards for California and Massachusetts, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, the International Baccalaureate standards, and the Knowledge and Skills for University...