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Updated February 13, 2019
Lee announces plan to beef up science, tech offerings in Tennessee schools
Gov. Bill Lee has set aside $4 million in his proposed budget to pay for his so-called Future Workforce Initiative.
August 31, 2018
How one Memphis school is grappling to attract high-achieving students while also educating those left behind
Historic East High School is home to a new academy providing technical education with an emphasis on transportation skills.
August 17, 2018
Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students
An unreleased report by a school choice group backed by the business community paints in stark detail what many Chicagoans have known…
future of work
July 27, 2018
Tennessee approves its first-ever computer science standards for K-8 schools
The state Board of Education gives final approval to new tech benchmarks that will reach classrooms in the fall of 2019.
June 15, 2018
‘It’s OK to fail:’ How Indiana teachers are rethinking STEM for the real world
In Kraig Kitts’ biology classes, it’s OK to fail. “That’s science. That’s the nature of it,” said Kitts, a science teacher…
May 8, 2018
Tennessee wants to step up its game on STEM education, starting with these 15 schools
The state Department of Education unveils its first crop schools to earn Tennessee's new STEM School Designation.
May 7, 2018
Newark unveils state-of-the-art science center for students’ hands-on experiments
Eighth-graders will visit the new center twice per year, while students in grades 5-12 will participate in "virtual" lab sessions from their classrooms.
Detroit week in review
August 25, 2017
Week in review: Vittis take center stage as they encourage parents to help improve Detroit schools
Schools chief starts the process of setting a new strategy for Detroit schools
In the dark
August 18, 2017
With solar eclipse looming, shuttered school planetarium represents ‘missed opportunity’ for Memphis students
Craigmont High School's planetarium is a significant teaching tool that’s tailor-made for the rare atmospheric event, but it sits idle and in need of a makeover.
July 20, 2017
Meet the new leader of one of the most popular public schools in Memphis
In a Chalkbeat Q&A, Andy Demster offers his vision for Maxine Smith STEAM Academy — and why he thinks he’s up to the task.
haters gonna hate
June 29, 2017
Bronx borough president to high school grads: ‘Start breaking the mold of what the face of techies look like’
The tech industry in New York City has a diversity problem. The Bronx Academy for Software Engineering was launched to help solve it.
April 20, 2017
I’m a teacher, not an activist. Here’s why I’m joining the March for Science this weekend
Marching for science is distinct from the kind of political statements Ohio teacher Sarah Rivera avoids in her classroom. Here's why.
STEM in Colorado
February 24, 2017
Colorado lawmakers are stepping in to help prepare students for the state’s booming tech sector
Three bills could increase access to STEM courses for the state's black, Latino and rural students.
February 24, 2017
To convert historic East High into T-STEM school, Hopson taps proven STEM principal
Shelby County Schools turns to one of its veteran educators — and an East High graduate — to transform one of its most iconic schools.
And the winners are ...
December 1, 2016
Here are Tennessee schools winning TVA funding for STEM projects
Eighteen schools win $60,000 in grants in a competition held by the state STEM Innovation Network and funded by TVA.
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