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After-school/Informal STEM Publications and Reports

Written on June 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm, by

After School: A Vital Partner in STEM Education Afterschool Alliance, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Time Warner Cable, May 2011 This report makes the case for building after-school partnerships around STEM and expanding the capacity to deliver high-quality informal STEM education.   Culturally Relevant Strategies to Build Student Interest in Science Relating Research to Practice,  Continue Reading »

America’s Knowledge Economy: A State-by-State Review – Council of State Governments Knowledge Center

Written on May 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm, by

The Council of State Governments (CSG) and Elsevier are proud to partner on this report to analyze the research strengths of the United States. Using a variety of data sources, including Scopus—Elsevier’s proprietary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature—this report assesses where states have a comparative advantage in research and how they can capitalize  Continue Reading »

Revisiting the STEM Workforce

Written on April 22, 2015 at 11:58 am, by

Revisiting the STEM Workforce, a new report by the National Science Board (NSB), offers insights about long-standing workforce debates and seeks to catalyze constructive policy discussions about this critical and dynamic component of the nation’s economy. The NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and  Continue Reading »

Achieving Systemic Change: A Sourcebook for Advancing and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education

Written on March 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm, by

Broad changes to undergraduate teaching practices of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education “can no longer wait,” said The Coalition for Reform of Undergraduate STEM Education (CRUSE).  To start the path toward these changes the CRUSE organization released, Achieving Systemic Change: A Sourcebook for Advancing and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education. “The coalition members share  Continue Reading »

Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work

Written on March 3, 2015 at 4:04 pm, by

Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work  Authors Nicholas M. Donofrio; Kate S. Whitefoot; Committee on Foundational Best Practices for Making Value for America; National Academy of Engineering Description Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are transforming the way products and services are conceived, designed, made, and distributed  Continue Reading »

Closing the Expectations Gap 2014 (Achieve)

Written on February 4, 2015 at 4:37 pm, by

 “Closing the Expectations Gap,” a new report by Achieve, a Washington-based nonprofit that provides technical assistance to states on standards, assessment, and other policies, and played key roles in the launching the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. In the report released Jan. 29, Achieve says that the quality of testing has improved due  Continue Reading »

Boston Foundation Report – The Boston Opportunity Agenda 4th Annual Report Card – 2015

Written on February 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm, by

Boston Opportunity Agenda 4th Annual Report Card Publish Date:January 16, 2015 This report card marks a new chapter for the Boston Opportunity Agenda. For the first time, we are reporting student outcomes across Boston Public Schools and Catholic and charter schools. This provides a comprehensive baseline view of the education pipeline for the city’s K-12  Continue Reading »

Condition of Education in the Commonwealth – Rennie Center

Written on January 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm, by 2015 Data Report The 2015 Data Report identifies and measures state-level indicators linked to outcomes to inform decision-making among Massachusetts education leaders. These indicators focus on critical stages in learning and development from school readiness and early learning to the emergence of a strong and productive workforce. Important indicators in science, technology, engineering, and  Continue Reading »

Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2015)

Written on January 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm, by

Reaching Students:  What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2015) Authors Nancy Kober; Board on Science Education; Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council Description The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students  Continue Reading »

K-12 Teacher Professional Development – ASEE

Written on October 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm, by

The resources listed are to assist K-12 teachers who wish to become teachers of engineering. The first document below provides a comprehensive description of the professional preparation and development required to fully prepare teachers of engineering. The second document is a matrix for evaluating a given program for teacher preparation or professional development. The  Continue Reading »