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August 29, 2019
I was hesitant to change my approach to teaching physics. Here’s why I’m making a switch.
I had to let my students experience physics. They would gain a deeper understanding because of it.
August 1, 2019
How one University of Memphis program is training teachers to get ‘comfortable’ with robotics
The program takes Tennessee — and the nation — one step closer to producing professionals capable of meeting the rising demand for science and robotics specialists.
How I Teach
July 25, 2019
After 41 years in the same job, this Queens science teacher still loves the ‘constructive chaos’ of the classroom
In a series called "How I Teach," Gregory Grambo explains why his science class at a Queens middle school, where he's taught for 41 years, is a “wild” place to learn.
Updated June 28, 2019
Three Newark students selected to attend NJIT on full scholarships
Three Newark students are receiving new, full-ride scholarships to one of the state's premier universities — and expectations for what they'll accomplish there are high.
How I Teach
May 13, 2019
This Tennessee educator wants to build the future of computer science, especially for students of color
Mehreen Butt has helped to build an award-winning computer science program at a Nashville charter school – and she’s doing it in part for other young women of color.
state of the state
Updated March 4, 2019
Tennessee’s new governor unveils a ‘choice-friendly’ proposed budget including vouchers, charter school support
Gov. Bill Lee outlines his priorities and policies as he unveils his first proposed budget and delivers his first State of the State address.
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.
November 5, 2018
New $85 million Englewood high school to focus on science and technology, careers
Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that it will open a “state-of-the-art” high school focusing on career-preparation and math, science and engineering education in…
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
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