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Bring back old math!

The New York Amsterdam News – Sam Adewumi The term new math has been commonly used to denote the new ways in which the common core standards have suggested to teachers and administrators how math should be taught. New math can be seen by someone looking from the outside as a dark cloak of information unknown to anyone except the teacher, and conceptually too challenging for parents to help teach to their children. New math would seem to erase everything that parents know about math and leaves them incapable of being a part of the process of teaching mathematical concepts to their child.  Read More:...

Quality STEM Curriculum Remains Elusive For The US And Space Economy In Desperate Need

Forbes – Christopher Allen STEM education in the U.S. looks to keep the nation globally competitive both in terms of economic opportunity and national security. Yet for all the emphasis on introducing STEM curriculum earlier and in more communities, STEM students aren’t pursuing careers at rates needed for sustained growth in space and other high-tech industries. Within the past decade, data has shown that 74% of college graduates with STEM degrees choose non-STEM jobs. Read More:...

Opinion: STEM Education Is Essential to U.S. Workforce Growth

Government Technology – Jay Goodnight and Jay Timmons Thousands of students across the Research Triangle are learning STEM and data analysis skills, which will greatly boost their career growth and earnings potential. And as many industries become increasingly digitalized and data-driven — especially modern U.S. manufacturing — students from the Triangle will find themselves and their skills in higher demand than ever before. Read More:...

The Magic of STEM-Related Read-Alouds in Elementary School

Edutopia – Canice Thynne Picture books are an extremely valuable resource for learning. They come packed with amazing artwork, stories, humor, history, and science. They often teach about people in that wonderful genre of narrative nonfiction. I think of the book Snowflake Bentley, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian, which provides students with knowledge about snowflakes but also teaches them about this very passionate man who tirelessly took pictures of snowflakes. Read More:...