Monthly Archives: June 2011

Georgia implements its differential pay program for math and science teachers

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia has implemented its differential pay program for math and science teachers despite continuing budget difficulties.  The program pays new math and science teachers the same salary as a sixth-year teacher receives in other subjects.  … Continue reading

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FSU’s Professor Hu embarks on new study of whether Bright Futures “works” (Hint: it would if the eligibility requirements included more math and science)

The Miami Herald published an article last week announcing that FSU Higher Ed Professor Shouping Hu has received a $780,000 grant to study whether Bright Futures scholarships “work.” “It’s time to assess the program so people can talk from some … Continue reading

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National Research Council issues report on K-12 STEM education: “…raise science education to same level of importance as math and reading”

From a National Research Council press release issued today: State, national, and local policymakers should elevate science education in grades K-12 to the same level of importance as reading and mathematics, says a new report from the National Research Council.  … Continue reading

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What does it take to coax students into STEM careers?

From an Indiana University press release: A new study published in the journal Science Education finds that pushing high school students into more advanced courses in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — does not have the … Continue reading

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Rhode Island School of Design leads congressional effort to make STEAM out of STEM

From a Rhode Island School of Design press release: On Wednesday, June 22, RISD will present a Congressional briefing on the need to integrate art and design with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education as an essential component of … Continue reading

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Interviews for Florida Education Commissioner: Science didn’t come up much, if at all

A colleague mentioned today that he listened to most of the interviews and didn’t hear science mentioned even once during the five interviews with Florida Education Commissioner candidates.  Another friend mentioned hearing the term “STEM” once in passing.  Either way, … Continue reading

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No surprise: Gerard Robinson new Florida Education Commissioner

Coverage from the Orlando Sentinel and the St. Pete Times.

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