Some Michigan lawmakers believe that gender-based fast food toys stifle girls’ imagination and prevent them from taking an interest in STEM.
Shane Vander Hart: I’m trying to picture my 7th-Grade math teacher, Mr. Looft, supporting me as I created my “own mathematical understanding.” If I were left to “discover” the strategies I needed to solve problems I would have failed, miserably.
President Donald Trump released his proposed FY19 budget this week and it proposes cutting $8.1 billion from the U.S. Department of Education’s discretionary spending compared to what the department received from the annualized FY18 continuing resolutions.
Anne Gassel: What we are teaching, or not teaching, today will take almost 20 years to show up in the workforce. There is some urgency to get it right.
From STEM, STEAM, and STREAM to community schools, social-emotional learning and mindfulness parents need to understand education speak used in schools.
This may be taking STEM a tad too far. NPR introduced an author who writes books about rocket science and physics to very young children.
Even before the development of Common Core we have seen a shift in education towards workforce development model at the expense of liberal arts.
Curriculum is being developed that will introduce the problem-solving process that is basic to science, technology, engineering and math fields in preschool.
Jay Matthews at The Washington Post wrote another piece about the crisis in our nation’s math instruction under Common Core.
While it is unlikely that Common Core caused California’s teacher shortage, it is likely that it will exasperate the problem down the road.