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ERIC Number: EJ790402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-27
Pages: 61
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Technology Counts 2008: STEM--The Push to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Education Week, v27 n30 Mar 2008
Dating back to the dawn of the Space Race, calls to improve young people's mastery of the academic material undergirding U.S. technological strength have been a recurrent refrain in American education. In the past few years, the leitmotif has grown louder, amplified by concerns about competition from well-educated yet lower-paid foreign workers and the perceived precariousness of U.S. prosperity. Business leaders, governors, and others are urging a redoubled commitment to strengthening U.S. students' preparation to succeed in the subjects known by the increasingly familiar shorthand of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). This year's "Technology Counts" grades the states on their technology leadership and features online-only reports on each state's performance on the report's technology indicators. This special issue of "Education Week" includes the following articles: (1) The Push to Improve STEM Education; (2) States Heeding Calls to Strengthen STEM (Sean Cavanagh); (3) Where's the "T" in STEM? (Sean Cavanagh and Andrew Trotter); (4) Federal Projects' Impact on STEM Remains Unclear (Sean Cavanagh); (5) A School Where STEM Is King (Andrew Trotter); (6) Learning to Teach with Technology (Vaishali Honawar); (7) Cultivating a Diversity of Talent (Sean Cavanagh); (8) "Kinetic City" Web Site Finds Fun in Science (Sean Cavanagh); (9) Finding Kernels of Scientific Sense (Sean Cavanagh); (10) Preschool Play Imparts Math's "Building Blocks" (Sean Cavanagh); (11) Competing for Competence (Andrew Trotter); (12) Tracking U.S. Trends (Carole Vinograd Bausell); (13) About the EPE Research Center's Annual State Technology Survey; (14) How the EPE Research Center Graded the States; and (15) Sources and Notes. Individual articles contain tables and figures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001