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Survey: Women, minorities need STEM encouragement

The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industry should make every effort to work from the top down to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers in those fields, according…

Texas curriculum vote stirs conflict

The injection of conservative ideals into the social studies lessons that will be taught to millions of Texas students might not have as much of an effect on the rest…

Open courseware as a viable business model?

Open courseware isn’t the end of higher education, as some have feared, but rather a recruiting tool that can lure people to enroll in credit-bearing classes, according to a Brigham…

Student aid, linked to health care, gets a trim

Congressional Democrats on March 18 trimmed their original student loan plans, reduced spending for community colleges, and eliminated early childhood money from a broad rewrite of a college aid…

Intel honors science excellence

Space exploration could become cheaper and more efficient, and scientists might understand how genetics influence the spread of prostate cancer—thanks to the work of some very talented high school students.…

Student video ‘Gotta Keep Reading’ inspires nation

In a powerful example of how online social networking, youth exuberance, and digital media can combine to affect a nation, students at Florida’s Ocoee Middle School created a video called…

Technology adds to students’ math comprehension

Recent studies from two different continents point to the value of education technology in helping students grasp important yet abstract math concepts—and in both studies, animations that allow students to…

Leadership in focus at annual AASA conference

Educational leadership was the focus of the American Association of School Administrators' National Conference on Education in Phoenix last month.…

National Broadband Plan focuses on e-Rate, online learning

More students should have access to online learning, and the federal e-Rate program should be more widely deployed and should embrace and encourage innovation, according to the National Broadband Plan.…

Digital access, collaboration a must for students

In a national survey that reveals K-12 students' use of technology at home and at school, students overwhelmingly agreed that access to digital media tools and the ability to collaborate…