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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

2 hours ago

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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.

2 hours ago

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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.

2 hours ago

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Illinois to Implement New Common Core Testing

Illinois is one of 17 states that plan to implement the Partnership of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) next school year.

05/08/2014

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Missouri House Endorses Student Transfer Bill

A proposal to overhaul a Missouri school transfer law won state House approval Wednesday after lawmakers pared back provisions that could allow some students to attend a private school at local taxpayers’ expense.

05/01/2014

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States Pushing Back Against New Set Of Uniform Educational Benchmarks

Some states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.

05/28/2013

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Lawmakers Blast DESE, Call For Roll Back on Some Education Standards

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the national “Common Core” standards in 2009.

03/08/2013

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