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Science, technology, and innovation all play starring roles in the competition between countries for power in the new "knowledge economy."  Growth demands renewed focus on the area where education and the economy meet.
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According to a new survey by Microsoft, the decision by students to pursue a STEM-related degree often happens in middle school or even earlier. Show original

According to Dr. Ben Levin, "The U.S. cannot improve its education system for all or even most children by keeping its present focus on charter schools, more testing, teacher evaluation and union bashing. None of these feature in the best-performing countries." Show original

By investigating such things as the pH and salinity of their local water, students from all over the world have the opportunity to contribute to what may be the biggest chemistry experiment ever. Show original

  Schools from around the country are finding creative, dynamic way to approach STEM education.  Intel chose 18 models of innovation and excellence as winners of its "Schools of Distinction" awards competition. Show original

  Blogger Emily K. Schwartz makes some interesting points in her post about opening doors into STEM fields for girls, who may not naturally be drawn to them. Show original

Since the launch of Planet Hunters in December, 40,000 web surfers have helped in the search for new planets by crunching data collected by NASA. Show original

It is the STEM workforce that drives the nation's innovation, progress and economic growth. Yet, employers struggle to find qualified candidates to fill STEM positions and with good reason - STEM workers made up only 5.5 percent of America's 2010 workforce. How do we bridge the gap between supply and demand of these workers? Show original

  As part of the White House's new Digital Promise initiative, administrators, entrepreneurs, researchers and teachers will work together to identify and create new technologies that could have widespread application in schools. Show original

  Toxic solvents used in dry cleaning may be hazardous to your health.  That's the finding of Alexa Dantzler, who examined the health impact of dry cleaning as part of a science fair project when she was 15. Show original


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