Category Archives: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Race to the Top Boosts STEM in Maryland Early Grades

On a recent Tuesday evening, about a dozen elementary school teachers huddled together in a classroom at a Towson University satellite campus in Aberdeen, Maryland, north of Baltimore, debating the best ways to conserve water and how long a faucet … Continue reading

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NYC Teachers and Students Take the Lead in Design of Innovative Education Solutions

Innovate NYC Schools, a 2011 i3 Development grantee, is working to validate a different approach to achieve innovative answers to longstanding needs of students and teachers.  This approach emphasizes using technology to increase the degree of alignment between classroom needs … Continue reading

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Maryland Pairs World Languages with STEM to Increase 21st-Century Skills

Cumberland, Maryland – In this quiet mountain town in western Maryland, a classroom of first-graders at West Side Elementary School sings a cheerful song in Mandarin and then seamlessly transitions into a lesson on subtraction—also taught entirely in Chinese. West … Continue reading

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Bringing STEM to Rural Scholars in Florida

Phidell Lewis, a 17-year-old senior at a 450-student high school in a thinly populated area of the Florida Panhandle, had two big adventures this past summer. He spent four days alongside some of the nation’s top scientists as part of … Continue reading

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