Computer science is a fundamental skill in the modern economy, President Obama declared on Tuesday as the White House announced a series of initiatives aimed at advancing education in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. That includes a $200 million investment from Oracle to extend computer science education to 125,000 U.S.
A few weeks ago I (Jo Boaler) was working in my Stanford office when the silence of the room was interrupted by a phone call. A mother called me to report that her 5-year-old daughter had come home from school crying because her teacher had not allowed her to count on her fingers.
In conjunction with The White House Science Fair 2016, Oracle and The White House today announced Oracle's plan to invest $200 million in direct and in-kind support for computer science (CS) education in the United States over the next 18 months.
For the last two decades, Castillo-Chavez has worked with these students, attendees at the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), a summer program for undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Two new federal interagency websites designed to connect undergraduate and graduate students with education and training opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have been launched on Science.gov, the portal to U.S. government science information.
Techbridge, a leader for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming for girls, announced today during a convening of national STEM leaders the release of a white paper that provides best practices to encourage girls in STEM education and ultimately STEM careers.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine thinks a lot about space debris -- and space in general: how all that traffic up there should be managed, how wars would be fought in space, how we might get to Mars.
Personalized learning describes Internet based learning platforms that respond to the user’s learning style, interests, and pre-existing knowledge. The RAND study describes five personalized practices from the schools in their study: learner profiles, personal learning pathways, competency-based progression, flexible learning environments, and emphasis on college and career readiness.