In lieu of the Board of Education’s upcoming discussion of new science standards in schools, HEPC Director, Jim Shon, has submitted testimony on the subject. HEPC Testimony on Science Standards, Sept 2015
Host Jim Shon speaks with John Corey (Northern Pacific for High Tech Youth Network) about empowering underserved youth through learning and development. Find the full interview on their YouTube channel.
From Education Week comes a collection of reports focusing on STEM in the classroom. Articles include recent trends, new innovations in the field and partnerships with new sources. Find the full report here.
From The Atlantic comes a new exploration of classroom use of technology and what it means for student’s future careers and personal lives. Find the full article, written by Alia Wong, here.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has recently released a report that reveals the results of four public charter schools, including University Laboratory School (ULS) that participated in an international exam to measure their academic success against both students in the U.S. and those in developed countries. The report looks at the performance of students at […]
From the Nation’s Report Card, results from the 2013 NAEP assessments show fourth- and eighth-graders making progress in mathematics and reading. Nationally representative samples of more than 376,000 fourth-graders and 341,000 eighth-graders were assessed in either mathematics or reading in 2013. Results are reported for public and private school students in the nation, and for […]
Amidst growing fights over Common Core standards and tests for math and English, the common science standards have been quietly gaining steam. But some experts predict that measuring student progress under these standards may require even more testing innovation than the Common Core. So far, seven states have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards. See an […]
From the Washington Post, author Patrick Welsh recounts his experiences with school reforms over the last forty years in his time as an English teacher. Article found here.
Education Week relayed a recent report from My College Options and STEMconnector noting that “high school students are increasingly interested in pursuing STEM majors and careers.” However, the report, Where are the STEM Students? What are their Career Interests? Where are the STEM Jobs?, also describes a growing gender gap between male and female students interested in […]