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2018's Most & Least Innovative States

March 27, 2018

Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth. In 2018, the U.S. will spend an estimated $553 billion on research and development -- more than any other country in the world and over 25% of the world’s total -- helping the nation rank No. 4 on the Global Innovation Index. According to the results of the ranking, knowledge and technology outputs are America’s particular strengths.

NSF Grant to Cover Master Degrees in STEM Teaching and Bonuses

March 26, 2018

A six-year project at the University of Houston will develop, mentor and retain 30 STEM teacher-leaders in high-need school districts. The $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation will cover tuition and fees for teachers working in middle and high schools to earn their master of education degrees with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math...

Indiana bill leads to math licenses for elementary teachers

March 26, 2018

Sheryl Stump, professor of mathematical sciences and interim associate dean of Teachers College, helped write the first part of the bill and said it will lead to more opportunities for students to make sense of math. The first part of the bill calls for those who hold a college degree to return to school to receive a license to become a specialist in the field of elementary mathematics.