The latest in science education coverage from the Science News team.
Female candidates twice as likely to get top rating.
A controversial study of Romanian orphans reveals long-term harm to the intellect.
A new report from the Royal Society on improving U.K. science and mathematics education contains a lengthy wish list: Upper-level students should take a lot more science and math; more college graduates with science degrees should go into teaching; current teachers should continually upgrade their skills and have a larger voice in the educational process; and the government should de-emphasize the high-stakes tests used to measure student achievement.
The AAAS National STEM Volunteer Program has awarded seven grants of approximately $12,000 each to nonprofit organizations working with AAAS members, to build collaborations between STEM professionals and K-12 students and teachers.
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Leah Gum's decision to switch from theater into electrical engineering isn't as rare as many experts think.
Biologist Steve Robinson is leaving a high-level White House post for a high school in New York City in a career-long quest to understand the secret behind great teaching.
Meet the master bureaucrat behind President Obama's controversial proposal to reshuffle the federal government's $3-billion-a-year investment in STEM education.
The science education office at the National Institutes of Health may be forced to dump 180 tons of supplemental lessons on a range of health science issues if it loses its funding under a proposed reorganization of federal STEM education programs.