Contrary to popular assumption – mathematics is not culture-free. This Harvard Family Research Practice post, created in partnership with TODOS: Mathematics for ALL (TODOS), an international organization that advocates for equity and high-quality mathematics education for all students, particularly those who are Latino or Latina, delves into how mathematics teachers can establish equitable, rigorous, and coherent mathematics programs in their classrooms.
A new 68-page report from the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California hopes to address underrepresented students in STEM. The report, part of a collaborative effort from eight California State University campuses, emphasizes collaboration between existing academic affairs and student affairs programs — which are often separated — as well as specific interventions for struggling […]
Companies in major industries report that they are unable to grow and compete: 49% have unfilled job openings,1 and 37% can’t take on new business.2 In contrast, 96% of chief academic officers believe that college graduates are well prepared. Only 11% of business leaders agree. These statistics beg the question: How do we set students up for success so that […]
In the past 20 years, parents have taken to heart public-awareness campaigns urging them to read to their children every night. But math initiatives have not gained as much traction—even as emerging evidence suggests early math may be one of the most critical school-readiness skills.
As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. There are two uncertainties: Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race with AI tools? And will market capitalism survive?
From 2006 to 2016, degree completion in the so-called “hard sciences” increased in prevalence for both genders. Excluding social sciences and psychology, the percentage of bachelor’s degrees accounted for by S&E disciplines increased five percentage points for men, and two percentage points for women.
Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate high school and consider attending college, concludes a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University economist.
Schools that engage families find that their students have higher grades, show faster rates of literacy acquisition, attend school more regularly and are more likely to graduate. Since 1994, when the United States Department of Education released the Strong Families, Strong Schools report, a growing body of research has continued to support the conclusion that family engagement is a key factor in […]
Opportunity is knocking for the next champion of the world’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious and most inclusive high school STEM competition to step forward: International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is up for grabs.