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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  • Building a Better Science Teacher

    08/03/2012

    This Scientific American article discusses the recent focus on STEM education, specifically the widespread attention that has fallen on STEM teaching. The data points continue to prove the need to reform teacher training and support, and the article highlights 100Kin10 and its partners -- Teach For America, the UTeach Institute, TNTP, and Uncommon Schools -- for their role in this effort.   

  • U.S. News Inducts Five to STEM Leadership Hall of Fame

    07/26/2012

    Five STEM educations experts were inducted into the newly-formed U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame. Together, the inductees touted four necessary means to improving STEM education: (1) creating partnerships between sectors, (2) engaging students in the joys of STEM fields, (3) improving teaching training and support, and (4) involving parents and families in their child's education.   

  • Golf Pro Phil Mickelson Aiming to Boost U.S. STEM Achievement

    07/26/2012

    Professional golfer Phil Mickelson co-founded (with ExxonMobil) a week-long STEM teacher training academy, which provides 3rd - 5th grade teachers with exciting, interactive lessons that will engage students in STEM subjects at an early age. Mickelson is an advocate for STEM education, drawing connections between STEM skills and sports while promoting its importance in the lives of all children.   

  • America Desperately Needs More STEM Students. Here's How to Get Them

    07/09/2012

    IBM Senior Vice President Rodney Adkins discusses four ways to grow and improve the U.S.' STEM student pipeline: maintain students' enthusiasm in STEM subjects, increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, utilize the national stage (through both political and nonprofit avenues) to promote STEM, and provide each student with individual encouragement.   

  • 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.   

  • Public-Private Partnerships: A STEM Success Story

    06/28/2012

    Corporations who have continually struggled to find skilled workers have recently taken a different approach to solving this challenge -- partnerships. Partnerships are cropping up across the STEM education landscape, including between businesses and two- or four-year institutions. These partnerships allow students to graduate with the specific skills for a particular STEM career.   

  • STEM Education Is the Key to the U.S.'s Economic Future

    06/15/2012

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler draws a strong connection between STEM education and the current state of the economy. Pointing to the large number of available, unfilled jobs in STEM fields, he argues that improving student achievement in STEM (through the efforts of both the government and the business community) is key to the United States' domestic and global economic health.   

  • Companies Increasingly Influencing College STEM Programs

    06/13/2012

    STEM companies continue to face difficulties in finding employees with the proper STEM skills and training to satisfy their job openings. In an effort to combat this issue, the Business-Higher Education Forum announced 12 new programs across the country, in which technology companies and universities will partner to bring more real-life experience to STEM students.   

  • This is how you make kids love math

    06/04/2012

    David Steel, Executive Vice President of Strategy at Samsung, ascribes students' disinterest in STEM subjects to a widespread lack of knowledge of STEM fields and occupations. He believes that partnerships and collaboration between corporations and districts, schools, and teachers are the key to motivating and engaging students in STEM subjects and careers.   

  • Progress on Preparing More Undergraduates with STEM Degrees and Teaching Credentials

    05/30/2012

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy celebrates the National Math and Science Initiative and its partners for the UTeach Institute's impressive progress in preparing STEM teachers. The blog piece also highlights the 100Kin10 initiative as an exemplar of the kind of multi-sector collaboration the President supports to catalyze wide-spread education reform.