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

 

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  • NASA to work with D.C. Public Schools to Mentor Students with Disabilities

    12/14/2012

    NASA and D.C. Public Schools are partnering to provide STEM educational opportunities to high school students with disabilities. The new program offers students with job training and career mentoring and concludes with a capstone project, using the excitement of NASA to build engagement among students. Students in the program will be considered for summer internships.   

  • University Consortium to Offer Small Online Courses for Credit

    11/15/2012

    Next fall, ten universities will begin Semester Online, a system through which they will share online, interactive classes. These classes, offered free of charge to the universities' students, allow students to access a larger range of courses than those available on the individual classes. Students not enrolled in these universities must apply for and pay tuition for Semester Online classes.   

  • Funders Set New Round of Support for STEM Teachers

    11/02/2012

    Education Week features the opening of 100Kin10's second fund. The fund, with an eventual goal of $20 million, launched with $5 million from the Amgen Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Samueli Foundation. It will support the innovative work of 100Kin10 partners to train and support 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the coming decade.   

  • New Mathways Project Announces Nine Community Colleges to Serve as Codevelopment Partners

    10/24/2012

    The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin have begun the next phase of implementation of The New Mathways Project (NMP). The New Mathways Project is a state-wide effort to reform mathematics education to allow for greater student success in the coursework and careers.   

  • Teaching for the Future: Closing jobs skills gap

    10/08/2012

    Two community colleges in Minnesota are piloting a new program called Right Skills Now, which teaches students the skills for which employers are searching in a relatively short time frame (16 to 18 weeks). The program, which was created by a collaboration between businesses seeking skilled workers and the local community colleges, is already spreading to other states.   

  • Inspiring Eureka: Rethinking Math and Science Education

    10/05/2012

    One way of engaging students in STEM fields is creating "eureka" moments inside the classroom, those few minutes that are so amazing, inspiring, and mind-blowing to young people that they desire to make STEM a part of their life. Private corporations, because of their access to resources and real-life STEM experiences, can play a big role in such eureka moments.   

  • 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.   

  • Reese News Lab launches STEM initiative with $50,000 grant

    09/27/2012

    The 100Kin10 NewsBureau, based out of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications, will feature stories on 100Kin10 partners while distributing news focused on STEM education on a larger scale. STEMwire.org will act as the primary website for this project, working to move the conversation on STEM education forward.   

  • STEM: What It Is, And Why We Should Care

    09/10/2012

    In this brief piece, author Brian Kelly reiterates the importance of STEM education and training, from an economic point of view, calling STEM the "key" to economic growth and recovery. In addition to referencing the United States' past interest in STEM subjects (often referred to as the Sputnik era), he points to the need for qualified STEM workers to fill growing jobs in the present and future.   

  • Community Colleges: An 'Unsung' Source of America's STEM Talent

    09/07/2012

    As Rebecca Lucore, Executive Director of Bayer USA Foundation, explains in this piece, community colleges, as the primary space to earn two-year degrees that are required for many STEM-related jobs, are beginning to fill an important void in the supply of skilled workers. Community colleges are becoming even more relevant as corporations partner with them to ensure strong, focused programs.