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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Altius Education Launches First Beta Course for Helix

Altius Education has debuted its first course for the Helix platform, a learning environment that takes a narrative, storytelling approach to online education, matching students' interests with the information being taught.

Florida Virtual School Adopts Adaptive Learning Math Program

Teachers and students with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will now have access to an online adaptive learning math program.

$5.4 Million Grants Fund Personalized, Blended Learning Programs

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has awarded $5.4 million in new grants to assist 13 secondary and postsecondary educational organizations in the development of new models of personalized, blended learning, where traditional classroom teaching methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.

NAPE Gets NSF Money To Expand State STEM Training

The National Science Foundation recently granted $2.5 million to the Education Foundation of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) to expand its science-technology-engineering-mathematics work to 22 states from its current coverage in 12 states.

Microsoft Pushes STEM Acceleration Funded by Immigration Revamp

In a wide-ranging push for policy change, Microsoft has taken up the call to increase the number of STEM graduates in the United States over the long haul while also calling for H-1B visa reform to fill a perceived gap of science, technology, engineering, and math talent in the short-term.

Samsung, National PTA Partner for $1 Million STEM Video Competition

Entries for the third-annual Solve for Tomorrow program are now being accepted. Solve for Tomorrow is a contest that calls on teachers and students to compete for $1 million in prizes by submitting videos on the topics of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Classes Make Virtual Science Trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro

For the fifth time in as many years a group of scientists, teachers, and students are heading up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to research mountain biomes and share what they discover with students online.

Arkansas Department of Ed Provides Statewide Access to STEM Activities

Students in Arkansas will have access to a Web-based tool to help them master math and science. The Arkansas Department of Education will be providing access to Penda Learning, a Web-based standards mastery resource for students in grades 4 through 10.

Biology Evolves With New Digital Curriculum Tools

Education researchers are getting great results with biology learning tools that capitalize on kids’ love of technology. Through games, simulations, and hands-on exercises, students experience a visual, molecular-level representation of concepts they used to understand only in the abstract.

Taking Students Where No School Bus Can Go

You don't often find a group of 75 fifth graders from a public school in Virginia interacting directly with scientists based at Palmer Station, Antarctica, but that's exactly what takes place every year at Herman L. Horn Elementary in Vinton, VA. Using Skype as a videoconferencing platform--and working together with her school's instruction technology coordinator, Holly Ireland--social studies teacher Amanda Lusk has orchestrated two of these events from the convenience of her own classroom.

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