School Issues

Keeping Girls in STEM: 3 Barriers, 3 Solutions

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Women are less likely than men to enter careers in STEM fields, even though girls and boys perform the same on school math tests. Barriers to girls and students of color wanting to enter STEM fields include stereotypes and context, but there are solutions that may open up STEM opportunities.

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Edutopia

Author:

Carly Berwick

Published:

3/12/2019

Efforts to Increase Interest in STEM in High School Could be Too Late

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Students need access to more STEM classes in elementary school to open up future opportunities. Offering more STEM classes in high school to encourage more college students to major in STEM fields may be too late.

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Reaching Higher NH

Published:

4/11/2018

Building America’s Future: STEM Education is a Win-Win

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Many jobs require STEM knowledge, but the proportion of bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields has decreased over the past few decades. Educators and policymakers need to figure out how to increase STEM interest and participation in schools to meet job demands.

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Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Author:

Shoshanna Israel

Published:

11/1/2017

Expanding STEM to Underrepresented Communities

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People of color are underrepresented in high-paying STEM fields. All students deserve to be prepared for college and the workforce with 21st-century STEM skills. There are several possible solutions, including increasing after school STEM programs and focusing on project-based learning.

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Author:

Jennifer Gun

Published:

7/12/1905

Is the U.S. Focusing Too Much on STEM?

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Schools today focus on STEM education to keep up with the needs of today’s workforce with mixed results. This focus on STEM does mean that students are missing out on other types of learning.

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The Atlantic

Author:

Alexandra Ossola

Published:

12/3/2014

STEAM Rising: Why We Need to Put the Arts Into STEM Education

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Some people argue that the arts is a critical component of STEM learning and that the arts allow people to apply creative thinking and design skills to STEM projects. Others argue that the inclusion of arts in STEAM takes away focus and time from the hard sciences.

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Slate

Author:

Anna Feldman

Published:

6/16/2015

Podcast: STEAM Education for Every Child

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STEM is important, but kids also learn through creative play and the arts. Arts should be incorporated in STEM learning to make abstract concepts more understandable.

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IDRA (Intercultural Development Research Association)

Author:

Paula Johnson & Aurelio Montemayor

Video: After School STEM Programs Inspire Kids to Keep Learning

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After school STEM programs give students the opportunity to learn through creative exploration. These programs complement school curriculums and give students time to practice teamwork, analytical thinking, and the STEM thinking necessary for many future jobs.

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PBS NewsHour

Published:

11/14/2017