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Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers - U.S. News & World Report

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Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers
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Former wildlife educator Kaleigh LaRiche now teaches middle school science in Cleveland.
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International Test Scores Expose U.S. Education Problem

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The U.S. performed above average on international standardized tests in elementary and middle school math, science and reading, according to reports released Tuesday. But experts said the rankings, along with similar exams that test students at later ages, show a fundamental problem in America's education system: students tend to perform worse as they age.

"When we start looking at our older students, we see less improvement over time," said Jack Buckley, who leads the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics. That trend holds true across several exams.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, December 11, 2012 9:21 AM

What the assessment reveals: 1) Growth in learning slows down as US students progress through grade levels, 2) Students living in East Asian countries outperformed more than 60 other world education systems (and far outperform students in the US), 3) Finland is still numeral uno!

Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 31, 2015 7:10 PM

This is an interesting fact that students perform worst as they age.  I believe due to the saturation of social and world atributes, students through age lose focus on their own academic learning.  Something has to done in route to maitain or increase student achievement.

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Report Calls for Broad Changes in Science Education

"New [science] curriculum standards, which at least 26 states have pledged to consider, take a firm stand on climate change and evolution and emphasize hands-on learning." "Worried that public schools are failing to prepare students for a complex and changing world, educators unveiled new guidelines Tuesday that call for sweeping changes in the way science is taught in the United States, emphasizing hands-on learning and critical scrutiny of scientific evidence. Among many other changes, the guidelines call for introducing climate science into the curriculum starting in middle school, and teaching high school students in detail about the effects of human activity on climate. The guidelines also take a firm stand that children must learn about evolution, the central organizing idea in the biological sciences for more than a century, but one that has rallied state lawmakers and some religious conservatives to insist that alternative notions like intelligent design be taught."


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