New Jersey Leads the Nation in Advanced Placement Physics Exam Achievement
The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) announced the results of an NJCTL-sponsored Hanover Research Report that analyzed trends in students' Advanced Placement (AP) physics exam performance between 2009 and 2018. The report considers mean scores, participation scores, and total scores on all AP physics exams offered over the span, both throughout New Jersey as well as all states nation-wide.
Federal Education Department Releases Budget Proposal
College funding, school safety and school choice are items addressed in the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, which department officials shared with media in a conference call Monday morning. The Trump administration’s proposal provides $131 billion in new post-secondary grants, loans and work-study and includes $64 billion in discretionary spending, a 10-percent reduction from the prior year. It includes recommended decreases, increases and unchanged or “level funding” throughout.
No coding required: 10 augmented reality apps for the classroom
For teachers that have always wanted to use augmented reality in the classroom -- technology that superimposes digital images on top of a view of the real world through a smartphone or other mobile device -- but haven’t had the chance to explore it, author, speaker and edtech consultant Jaime Donally has some suggestions.
Fine Arts Courses Help Students Excel In Math And Science
Beyond the argument that education should be designed to create a well-rounded citizen with an appreciation for a wide range of knowledge, there have been dozens of large-scale studies showing that an integrated curriculum of the sciences, humanities, and arts helps students excel in all areas of K-12 learning.
Learn How to Teach Computer Science With MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION [Infographic]
Looking for innovative ways to bring computational thinking and computer science skills to your STEM classes? MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION might be just the teaching tool for you, whether you’re an experienced player or are just learning about Minecraft.
Final FY19 Appropriations: STEM Education
Major federal STEM education programs received steady or increased funding in its appropriation for fiscal year 2019. Congress rejected the proposed elimination of several Education Department grant programs and the education offices at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, while significantly boosting the National Defense Education Program.
International Women's Day 2019: 13 Women in STEM Who Changed the World
Who are the Women in STEM who changed the world through science, technology, engineering and mathematics? We asked this question of women at Ayogo, adding “who are the women in STEM you wish you knew?” Here’s our list of 13 amazingly cool women in STEM who we wish we knew.
Students pursue non-STEM fields despite salary
Gregory French, graduate assistant for Career Planning and Campus Outreach, said students who go into non-STEM majors may face more challenges than those who pursue STEM careers. He also said he believes the devaluing of liberal and fine arts majors comes from assuming potential salary is the only factor considered when choosing a major.
The value of a technical education
It is not just the practical application of our educations that has an impact on our day-to-day lives. The most commonly quoted statistic about the value of higher education is the increased earnings potential of $1 million with a bachelor’s degree over a high school diploma. That is because of the inextricable connection between education after high school and career opportunities.
Solve the STEM Shortage By Getting Girls Excited
There are incredible opportunities available for workers willing to attain the necessary skills. Despite that, few bachelor’s degrees in computing or engineering awarded in 2017 went to women. The totals stood at just about 17% for computer science and 27.2% for general engineering. What’s the cause of this achievement gap in STEM-related fields? National math tests and science exams produce very similar scores for boys and girls between the fourth and eighth grades. Once students reach high school, though, the paths start to diverge.