Here you'll find articles and resources for STEM+Arts education, also known as STEAM. Topics include science, technology, engineering, math and arts education and range from research reports to feature articles to profiles of makerspaces to news about new STEAM and STEAM initiatives in schools.
A company that produces virtual laboratory simulations for education has struck a deal with the Danish Ministry of Education to provide its schools with access to its programs. Beginning this month, students in lower secondary (grades 8-10) and upper secondary grades will have access to STEM-focused simulations from Labster, which has its headquarters in Denmark.
A small South Carolina school district is making a large investment in STEM education. The three-school Florence School District Four opened a STEM "innovation lab" in its elementary school for the 2018-2019 school year and introduced drone pilot certification lessons to high schoolers. Now it plans to open a second STEM lab in its middle school in time for the start of classes next fall.
The initiative intended to enhance the community's digital literacy for workforce competitiveness, beginning in K-12.
More work needs to be done by states to emphasize required instructional time for science in early grades, establish a course sequence for science topics in middle school and match graduation requirements with state-defined science learning for high school.
A million-dollar technology project is helping students at one Michigan school gain job skills in robotics.
A recent report encourages corporate and philanthropic organizations to invest in high school and college STEM programs, and proposes a framework to help define and measure those investments' impact.
American girls' scores were higher than boys' scores in the latest national technology and engineering literacy exam, an assessment that asks eighth graders to solve real-world technology and engineering problems.
Wyoming is adding computer science to its state K-12 learning standards after agreeing to reduce the amount of the instructional burden for them placed on elementary teachers.
Every Tuesday, the entire middle school student body heads to Chabot, where the sixth, seventh and eighth graders work with their own teachers and Chabot staff to learn about science topics using the center's own exhibits and expertise.
This train-the-trainer program is intended to develop capacity for teachers to deliver CS and technology-enabled lessons in their classrooms while also making CS education more inclusive and boosting the number and diversity of CS-savvy teachers.
School districts across the nation are facing an uphill battle when it comes to providing adequate mental health and safety support to their students. The Great Resignation has left school safety teams short-staffed and overwhelmed—a dangerous combination as school violence is on the rise and student mental health is on the decline.