Tag Archives: STEM

Questions About “Computer Science For All”

Questions About “Computer Science For All”

By David Casalaspi   Nationwide efforts are underway to expand computer science (CS) offerings in K-12 schools. Several weeks ago, President Obama unveiled twin budget proposals to supplement state and local efforts to bolster CS education: a $4 billion proposal to help states increase their CS offerings, and a $100 million competitive grant program for school districts… Read More »

21st Century Skills and the STEM Craze

21st Century Skills and the STEM Craze

By Jason Burns In the public conversation around education, there has been much talk of the need to provide today’s students with “21st century skills” (see here, here, and here). This term refers to a belief that the skills that will be necessary in the (near) future are likely to be significantly different from what… Read More »

Rethinking the Rise of STEM Education?

By Sarah Galey If you are working in American schools today, you have probably heard about the need for more STEM education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and is often used today in reference to curriculum choices that improve students’ competitiveness in a modern, high-tech workforce. But is such an intense… Read More »