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Engineer Urges Girls To Smash Stereotypes

Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.

09/08/2014

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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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Local Math Wiz to Compete in National Spelling Bee

Ask Jae Canetti to recite pi, and the numbers come out like a blur. Just when it sounds as if he’s about to stop, he takes a deep breath and continues. On and on. Until he’s reached the 131st digit.

05/26/2014

Fourth-grade children work on a math problem in the elementary school. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2+2=What? Parents Rail Against Common Core Math

As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.

05/15/2014

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Va. Students Show Improved Scores on Revised Math SOLs

Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state’s more rigorous mathematics tests.

08/20/2013

President Barack Obama visits a class at Moravia Park Elementary School on May 17, 2013 in Baltimore, Md. (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Consoles Student After Failing To Answer Math Problem: ‘Subtraction Is Tougher Than Addition’

President Barack Obama left behind scandal-focused Washington on Friday to focus on the country’s slowly improving jobs picture.

05/17/2013

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Study: Girls Losing Ground In Pursuing STEM Education Opportunities

A new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency.

02/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on July 17, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Unveils $1 Billion Plan To Create Elite Corps Of Master Teachers

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

07/18/2012

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